Lightly Child, Lightly


Set wide the window.

Let me drink the day.

Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses (First published May 10th 1909)


  • Image Source. Quote: Thank you Beth @ Alive on all Channels
  • 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. Because really, what could be better than starting the day by sharing a drink with a flamingo?

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  2. and sometimes all you need is a new friend on a beautiful beach surrounded by your old friends, who offers you a cool drink, to make everything right with the world.

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  3. How fantastic is that gorgeous bird???

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  4. THIS is LOVE ON FIRST SIGHT! super cute and fun too!

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  5. ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Simply awesome … “Let me drink the day.” Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses

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  7. I love how it seems to pretend nothing is going on with that human as the others pass by… not wanting to share?

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  8. I love this!

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  9. Brilliant match of video and quote.

    And I love how it sounds like the other flamingos are mocking the one drinking as if they have no time for the drinker’s foolishness!

    Thanks for the smiles and chuckles.

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