Lightly Child, Lightly

We are looking for new spaces, but what we are really looking for is retreat, clarity, to escape our internal chaos.

For the days not to feel glued together.

— Kate ZambrenoDrifts: A Novel (Penguin, May 19, 2020)


  • Photo: Image source here. (via Mennyfox55)
  • 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. Two MAGIC sentences.
    I will have to copy those two sentences and stick them to a place where I see them – they dearly, clearly, distinctively speak to me.

    Paired with a sensuous photo – would have wished you giving us some more info from that cyrillic page 😉

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  2. “He who looks inside awakens.” Carl Jung
    So true 👏

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  3. that describes it so well –

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  4. “For the days not to feel glued together.” Such an intriguing, poetic way to describe this curious interstices we find ourselves in….

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  5. The chaos is internal.
    And the retreat is internal!

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  6. This is a great quote!!
    And it describes most of my inner life right now. Wow.
    Thank you.

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  7. “For the days not to feel glued together.” And don’t they so feel like that sometimes?

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  8. Had to pop back to those two sentences – they’re simply perfect.
    (and pls, don’t take our kind poking serious, you know that we know that you’re near perfect too!!!!!)

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Indeed!! … ” … to escape our internal chaos. For the days not to feel glued together.” Kate Zambreno, Drifts: A Novel (Penguin, May 19, 2020).

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  10. They really are wonderful lines 💕

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  11. a new bathroom might do the trick… 🙂

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  12. You are an inspirational writer. I do so enjoy your posts.

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