Lightly Child, Lightly.

I’m getting somewhere now, I’m feeling lighter. I’m coming unstuck from scrapbooks, from albums, from diaries, and journals, from space, from time. Only a paragraph left, only a sentence or two, only a whisper.

I was born.

I was.


– Margaret Atwood, from “Life Stories,” in The Tent


  • Painting: The Blue Hour by Jon B. Paulsen
  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. I LOVE Margaret Atwood. This quote is so perfect for me right now. Have a great day.

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  2. Throwing off the baggage, getting back to the essentials, yep, sounds pretty good…

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  3. just that.

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  4. Can’t stop looking at this painting!

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  5. Am I really the only one worldwide who has tried to read Handmaids three times and could NOT finish it???? I knew about Margaret Atwood at an ‘early age’ when I lived in Canada and I bought all her books. She is a genius but her writing is often too harsh for my world. Last summer when visiting UK I took all her books with me to bring to charity shops because I knew I wouldn’t re-read any of it.
    BUT boy, she CAN write! She has an über-wordly intelligence, is deep and sarcastic, caustic and true. She is a category of her own. She just isn’t for me; I feel that the world needs more smiles, joys and even if this puts me in the ‘pink glasses’ class, so be it.

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  6. The Blue Hour is MAGNIFICENT!!!! It’s one of my favourite themes, too!
    But you know: Wild women don’t get the Blues…. 🙂 🙂

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  7. Beautiful David. Thanks for sharing…

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