Lightly Child, Lightly

You feed and flutter,

then lift, tilt in the air, set sail – fragile prayers

flying to the gods. Safe journey.

Suzanne Marshall, from “Monarch Butterflies on Joe-Pye Weed” in EcoTheo Review



  • Poem – Photo: Ready to Fly by Jennifer Blakeley
  • 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. we have lift-off.

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  2. You MUST have read somewhere my story of The Butterfly Who Travelled With Us – haven’t you?!

    That is uncanny…. and I’m really glad I went over to see what the Monarch looks like, because upon viewing the photo, I realised that I lied (unwittingly) to the blogger I told my story. I said it was a Swallowtail, when it was ‘only’ a Monarch…. That’s my non-knowledge of butterfly names.

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  3. How beautiful and evocative…

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  4. So light…

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    To each and everyone … ‘Safe journey.’ ~ Suzanne Marshall, from “Monarch Butterflies on Joe-Pye Weed” in EcoTheo Review

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  6. I took a long, slow, deep breath

    and set sail, uplifted.

    thanks for the beautiful awakening.

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  7. Valerie Meluskey says:

    Yes, butterflies…what exquisite creatures! I even planted a paw paw twig that was meant to become a tree just so I could attract swallowtail butterflies. Alas, found out that this land has no depth for roots to grow, and no paw paw could grow. [this yard was once part of a dog kennel where a thick underground canvas prevents mud and deep roots]

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  8. I totally misinterpreted – when I saw mention of joe-pye-weed and someone flying to the gods, I thought you were talking about someone getting high… 🙂

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