Lightly Child, Lightly

I consider the light that enters the room in the early hours of the day as a messenger of the sun, a direct voyager, a particle, a wave, who knows, but an object of sorts that left its solar source, covered miles, and landed on my skin. So the universe constantly visits us while waiting for us to reverse that itinerary.

—  Etel Adnan, from Shifting the Silence (Nightboat Books, October 27, 2020)


  • Photo: DK, 7:01 a.m. Wed Dec 2, 2020. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.
  • Quote via lifeinpoetry
  • 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. and it is infinitely patient in its wait for us

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  2. Luminous pairing of image and word, pal. 💕 Happy Thursday!

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  3. and this is why it feels great to be up before it arrives, and to sit in the dark waiting for it to arrive slowly, filling the room. And same goes for the end of the day, the way it leaves the room.
    How would we reverse the itinerary though?

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Daybreak … “I consider the light that enters the room in the early hours of the day as a messenger of the sun … ” – Etel Adnan, from Shifting the Silence (Nightboat Books, October 27, 2020).

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  5. …we are in outer space 🙂 it’s far out and groovy!

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  6. ‘to reverse the itinerary’… we are a part of the whole. so we rise to meet the rising sun. this is great food for thought! don’t be surprised if it is shared.
    Thank you, friend.

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  7. A little breeze this morning. Nice photo.

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  8. We reverse this light bouncing itinerary by expanding our light back into nature and to all those we meet. It’s a eternal balance of receiving and giving. ✨💫✨💫✨

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  9. hmmm…. I like the sound of these words.
    Now I’m awaiting instructions ‘for us to reverse that itinerary’.

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  10. I love the idea of the universe constantly visiting. It reminds me that I am, as is everyone and everything on this planet, an essential part of what makes this world turn with such wonder and awe every single moment of every single day.
    And… to touch that sun in your photo would melt my heart, not in an Icarus’s wings kind of way, but in an ‘Across the Universe’ song of joy kind of way!

    PS — if you follow that link, read the first comment from Compte Prive. Mind-blowing. Universe Expanding.

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  11. Ahh … so calm and inspiring 💛

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  12. Beautiful!

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