Lightly Child, Lightly.

Awakened by the sun flooding my bed.

A day like a crystal cup overflowing with an uninterrupted blue and gold light.

~ Albert Camus, from Notebooks 1951-1959


  • Photo via Mennyfox55. Quote via Schonwieder
  • 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. Perfect – words, image – perfect.

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  2. what a lovely way to wake –

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  3. Beautiful and what an apt picture too, David.

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  4. Aaaaah – the loveliness and beauty, the stillness and peace of this very moment…..
    And I didn‘t know that Albert Camus could sound sooooo beautiful in English – it‘s truly a WONDER-FUL(L) language

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  5. Oh David, that last one – all my fine hairs on my arms are standing to salute – such is the beauty of these words…. This will be copied and stored away in the safe of my (one million plus…) faves – THANK YOU

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  6. Ahhhh, the words run across my skin like silk….

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  7. roseanne333 says:

    Such a beautiful image, David. Our bedroom faces east and so, if I’m still there, the sun pours through. And at night, I can see the wide night sky (I decided not to add any window treatment). Such a gift each and every day and night. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    The first rays of sunshine are the best!!

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  9. Just went through and liked all the comments today…..

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  10. And it just so happens that the sun is shining here between floating fluffy clouds, making all that new snow we got yesterday sparkle. How can one remain blue in such conditions?
    Have a glorious day!

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  11. a nice way to wake up

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  12. Beautiful my friend. Have a wonderful day. I hope the week was good too. Blessings Julian 🙏

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  13. I always love reading Albert Camus. The image wonderfully soothing…I can imagine two sweet kitties who’d be basking in the warmth of those sun rays, reaching & settling after traveling so many light years to that destination at that exact moment…mind-boggling miracle…


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