Lightly Child, Lightly.

You thought the happiness
would appear simply, without effort
or any kind of work,

like a bird call
or a pathside flower
or a school of silvery fish

– Margaret Atwood, from “Your Children Cut Their Hands…” in “The Door


Notes:

  • Poem: via Adrasteiax; Photo: Noell Oszvald with The illumination (via see more)
  • 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.”

 

Comments

  1. Yes there is work to do. Love her writing.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. MA tells it like it is!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. She never cuts you any slack!

    Used to read everything by her, but she makes me feel depressed so stopped…. I know My Loss, but I‘ll have to live with it.

    Stupendous marriage of text and photo. Bravo

    Liked by 3 people

  4. and some wait forever for it it knock on their door

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ah, but for those times when a school of fish or a bird’s trill are happiness itself

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Agree with Kiki, great photo with post.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    NOT REALLY!! … ‘You thought the happiness would appear simply, without effort or any kind of work … ‘ Margaret Atwood, from “Your Children Cut Their Hands…” in “The Door”

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ‘Tis foolish indeed to simply wait. Sometimes all you need is a little step, but step you must!

    Liked by 1 person

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