Lightly Child, Lightly.

When in the morning I make coffee…
to what do my hands listen?
Once I had to tell them do this, do this, do this.
There are things a body learns.
There are things it won’t forget.

Hannah Aizenman, from “Notes Toward an Elegy, or What the Books Were For


  • Poem via lifeinpoetry. Photo: Aberrrant Beauty
  • 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. It better not forget 😊☕

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  2. muscle memory

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  3. You’ve done it again… Are you feeling guilty? 😉
    – you introduced me to another blogger (the poet) I now ‘will have to’ learn more about
    – ditto to a great piece of poetry – and I can tell you that after looking up the link I like the rest (or rather the beginning and middle) of this text even better….
    – you made me feel really good
    Happy now? 🙂

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  4. If the cup s floating, it must be decaf.

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  5. roseanne333 says:

    Such a lovely thought, this. So much of what we do is memorized.

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Amazing … early in the morning!!

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  7. It is rather amazing just what the body can do “automatically”… thank goodness on some mornings!!

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  8. Just having a nice cup of tea when the airplane hit an air pocket.

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