Lightly Child, Lightly.

The secret
Of this journey is to let the wind
Blow its dust all over your body,
To let it go on blowing, to step lightly, lightly

James Wright, from “The Journey,” Above the River: The Complete Poems and Selected Prose


  • Photo: Ali Ihsan Ozturk, Quote: Memory’s Landscape
  • 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. Love the passage and the photo that accompanies it, DK.

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  2. Words to live by. xo

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  3. and we become dust ourselves one day

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  4. ksbeth’s comment made me think of one of my favorite sad songs by Kansas…

    Now don’t hang on
    Nothin’ last forever but the earth and sky
    It slips away
    And all your money won’t another minute buy

    Dust in the wind
    All we are is dust in the wind
    (All we are is dust in the wind)

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Step lightly …always step lightly!!

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  6. The wind blows dust on our body and that cleanses us too, after a good exfoliating scrub. Let ‘Er blow.

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  7. Sawsan says:

    I cannot even begin to say how much I love this photo. It’s not letting access the source. What is this photo? I can see sheep? I think they’re sheep

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