Light child, lightly.

Can you not sometimes feel how all pasts
grow light, when you’ve lived a while,
how they gently prepare you for amazement,
companion each feeling with images,—

—  Rainer Maria Rilke, from “The Singer Sings Before a Child of Princes”, in The Book of Images


Notes:

  • Quote via memoryslandscape. Photo: Untitled, 2009 – by Marta Navarro, Spanish (via newthom.com)
  • 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. Ethereal…

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  2. ‘how they gently prepare you’ = yes

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    It’s all in preparation for amazement!! …. Rainer Maria Rilke, from “The Singer Sings Before a Child of Princes”, in The Book of Images.

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  4. I read, then reread, then let out a slow breath… yes. So very much, yes.
    Dang, I wish I could write my feelings like this!

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  5. The ephemeral quality of the photo so exquisitely pairs with the ethereal essence of Rilke’s words.

    Beautiful.

    Like Dale, read, reread, breathed, sighed.

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