Lightly Child, Lightly.


  • “A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees” by Owen Gent. Illustration based on the beautiful book a Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Kenko“There was not a sound except for the soft drip of water from a bamboo pipe buried deep in fallen leaves…Moved, I said to myself, ‘One could live like this’”
  • 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. Floating…bring…taking it in…

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  2. beautiful. such a stark contrast to my post about commuting today, but in a way, the same. even in a loud and change by the minute situation, it’s important to just be in the moment, sit back, and listen.

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  3. Or a cup of coffee beneath the palm trees. 😊

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  4. Umph…this quiets my mind and heart this morning. Great way to start my day. Beautiful!

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  5. Oh my gosh, yes. This is my life’s goal. To speak lightly, love lightly (but deeply of course), to parent and grandparent lightly, to walk and dance and stretch my limbs. Lightly. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous photo with the quotes.

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  6. Delightful to the eye and the imagination 💛

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  7. This is one of those mmmmmm pictures and words.


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