Lightly Child, Lightly

Life on Earth is quite a bargain.
Dreams, for one, don’t charge admission.
Illusions are costly only when lost.
The body has its own installment plan.

And as an extra, added feature,
you spin on the planets’ carousel for free,
and with it you hitch a ride on the intergalactic blizzard,
with times so dizzying
that nothing here on Earth can even tremble.

Just take a closer look:
the table stands exactly where it stood,
the piece of paper still lies where it was spread,
through the open window comes a breath of air,
the walls reveal no terrifying cracks
through which nowhere might extinguish you.

— Wisława Szymborska, from “Here”


  • Photo: Madame Grunlich. 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. What fabulous writing…

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  2. An astonishing, dizzying, fabulous read! My mind is spinning 🙂

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  3. Woah…need to refill my cup and chew on this one a bit more, pal….

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  4. There is no amount of reading, or coffee, to help this morning. But I’m sure you, and Szymborska mean well!

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  5. niasunset says:

    I love ” Wisława Szymborska”…. she was great poet. Thank you dear David, Love, nia

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  6. the carnival of life, spin that wheel, take a chance

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  7. Love button, please

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  8. My response will be showing up in many places today. Thanks Mim, for touching my soul, promoting reflection and gratitude that you’ve taken the truck out for a spin once again.

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  9. Time for a re-read 💛

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  10. Thank you.

    Breathing. Deeply. Stillness finds me.

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  1. […] Lightly Child, LightlyI don’t know about you, but I needed this today… […]

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