Lightly Child, Lightly

There isn’t enough of anything
as long as we live.
But at intervals
a sweetness appears and,
given a chance,

~ Raymond Carver, from “The Author of Her Misfortune” in “All of Us: The Collected Poems


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  • 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. Truth…the nexus where sweetness presents and gratitude prevails, is grace.

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  2. Or there is always enough … we just don’t recognize it. 💛

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  3. montanalulu says:

    ray carver was from my neck of the woods…a wonderful writer….’still much missed….

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  4. Well, I disagree. There is enough rain in a Vancouver Island winter to last a long, long time. But then, moderation steps in with the coming spring/summer and a sweetness appears … and prevails.

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  5. Yes these are the moments 🌈

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  6. gratitude for those moments of clarity –

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