Lightly Child, Lightly.

I take pictures, not for a living, but for reasons that I’m not quite sure of yet.

~ Petra van der Ree, Rotterdam-based web, text, and image editor via Ignant’s “Petra Van Der Ree’s Photographs Take Us Outside Ourselves (April 29, 2019)

 


Notes: 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. in an attempt to hold onto that moment. like holding water in your hands.

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  2. Felt my shoulders drop a few inches gazing at this image… 😁 Have a great day, DK.

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ‘I take pictures, not for a living, but for reasons that I’m not quite sure of yet … Petra van der Ree, Rotterdam-based web, text, and image editor via Ignant’s “Petra Van Der Ree’s Photographs Take Us Outside Ourselves”.
    … because pictures immortalize the reality!!

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  4. Sawsan says:

    Yes…

    Yesterday I bought something and they said they can engrave it. I’m not a names or dates person, and sometimes there are no names or dates!
    I got it engraved with one word, “Lightly”, inspired by this Huxley quote 🙏

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  5. Such deep comments already!

    I take photos because – although you only see well with your heart, I also want to imprint What I See deeply in my brain, heart, being…. HH always complains that I should ‘only’ take photos with my eyes but that is because he’s mad at me for getting slow and slower on our walks!!!

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  6. I take pictures, I know not why. But I feel compelled to. I think it is as Beth said – to hold onto that moment, to share it, to look back on it, to record it…
    This picture is so very lovely and relaxing.

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  7. I know that feeling. I think I take pictures to try to hang onto beautiful moments. Impossible, but luckily there are always more beautiful moments ahead.

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  8. I love this post!

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