Lightly Child, Lightly.

If you are very very quiet

you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.

~ Raul Gutierrez, from “Lies I’ve told my three year old recently


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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. Magnificent.

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  2. Wonderful…and to come up with some of those ‘lies’ require child-like imagination.

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  3. Brilliant words of reality, David and an awesome picture of the beautiful clouds.

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  4. great approach.

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  5. Fantastic! When I was little, my mom used to tell me if I stood very still and listened hard, I could hear the corn grow. Used to stop he in my tracks…briefly. 😉

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  6. Oh how beautiful, David!

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  7. Reblogged this on tabletkitabesi.

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    … as quiet as a mouse, in the early hours of the morning!!

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  9. One has to go very very far for that…

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  10. Now that’s a peaceful day!

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  11. Thank you…poetry in the imagination! I love picturing this parent child relationship…children are so ready to join in to this way of thinking.

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  12. I can see that enthusiastic, precious three year old, finding a place to nest on the lawn next to the bright nasturtiums alive with bumble bees, trying to be still, while shielding his eyes from the sun as he looks and listens, waiting for the magic of an enchanting moment…

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  13. YEAH, but if the ‘lies you tell to your 3yrs old’ are so cutely formulated, nobody could mind, could they?
    This is really über poetic. Would love to read more….

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  14. Thought it was a BOOK and was astonished to see HOW MANY ‘Lies I’ve told’…. titles are available 😉

    But also found this:
    Lies I’ve told my 4 year old recently
    The mole men live in the subways.
    The bird men live in the skies.
    The monster doesn’t actually live under the bed (he’s hiding somewhere else nearby).
    There are 71 flavors of snow, but only 63 flavors of water.
    If you sing enough, you will never grow old.
    Don’t worry, I lock up bad dreams in little cages.
    Every good room has a ghost.
    When we made you, we left part of ourselves behind so you would never be lonely.
    Your shadow knows your secrets.
    Books hide when they don’t want to be read.
    Time moves faster when close your eyes.
    You knew everything, but then you were born and forgot, and now you have to learn everything again.
    Be nice to your brother, he will always be your best friend.
    We’re not lost.
    Moms and Dads never really get lost.
    We know exactly where we’re going.

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