Lightly Child, Lightly.

I would have them be like the branch of the olive tree.
That one which bides its time.
Then they will feel within them,
like the swirling gust which tests the tree,
the impulse of God’s breath.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, from The Wisdom of the Sands


  • Poem: via distance between two doors. Photo: via Your Eyes Blaze Out
  • 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. Gd’s breath as the wind, the sky as His (or Her) floor. I love the imagery..

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  2. beautiful

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  3. This…. Blows me away!
    (Saint Exupéry is one my most quoted authors…. in every language. I also have his writings in several languages and make much use of it – He is always good for a ‘word of/to the day’)

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  4. “…the impulse of God’s breath.” Lyric…

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  5. Closing one’s eyes and letting these words sink in can take you many comforting places.

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  6. So calming and centering.A lovely reminder Dave 💛

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