Lightly Child, Lightly.

Where do they come from, thoughts?
Like wrens, out of the sky.
They arrive.
Noisy, hungry, perfectly themselves.

Peter Behrens, from The Law of Dreams: A Novel



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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. interesting how they sometimes leave almost as quickly as they arrive, and without warning

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  2. And some thoughts return again and again, like chickens coming home to roost.

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  3. Love this!
    There are song thoughts, and thoughts of prey.

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  4. They can be every so weird, so smart, so funny, so thoughtful, so annoying… They come and go and so love to flitter about at inappropriate times, like when you’re trying to sleep… 😉

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ‘Where do they come from, thoughts?’ …. Peter Behrens, from The Law of Dreams: A Novel … a great question!!

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  6. Valerie Meluskey says:

    Let’s choose our birds…

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  7. Recently I asked if you had declared your spirit bird yet…you hadn’t – perhaps by default your bird is a Seagull? – you wrote about Seagulls in your “Cross Town Walk” and now you post a photo of a flock of Seagulls… there is a book called “Seagull” by Johnathan Livingston ….the Seagull teaches of life and flight, (growth and transcending to letting go and Light) he “models individualism, creativity, courage, and generosity” he grows through his encounters and helps other just like you who enlightens with humor, intellect, observations, kindness, joy, gentleness, openness and in a non-judgemental manner,..Just a thought.

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  8. This is a question I ask myself often – and often I wonder HOW come I have THESE thoughts…. beautifully stated in this few words and matched with a lovely photo. I have gulls scuba diving around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, in winter…. (on Flickr).

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