Lightly child, lightly

When I came back into the flat, I noticed that it smelled lemony. It was a pleasure to enter…I turned off the radio and sat in silence on the sofa, drinking another cup of tea. All I could hear was the breeze whistling softly through the open window. I didn’t normally notice my surroundings, I realized. It was like my walk…this morning: when you took a moment to see what was around you, noticed all the little things, it made you feel … lighter.

~ Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.


Notes:

  • Photo: by Cath Longley titled Sunburst
  • 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. My copy is on its way to me….. 😉

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  2. absolutely true.

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    So true … ‘ It was like my walk…this morning: when you took a moment to see what was around you, noticed all the little things, it made you feel … lighter.’ … Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.

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  4. Yes, nothing better than when you stop and let it all soak in.

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  5. We should live like this in every moment 🌈💕

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