Lightly Child, Lightly

The wind is careless—


I like the wind—

it seems more like me than anything else—

I like the way it blows things around—roughly—even meanly—

then the next minute seems to love everything—some days is amazingly quiet.

—  Georgia O’Keeffe, in a letter to Alfred Stieglitz on October 1, 1917 in: ”My Faraway One. Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Volume 1, 1915–1933




  1. Beautiful, David.
    Happy New Year to you.

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  2. If anything has been arbitrarily unkind – as O’Keefe describes the wind – it has been this year. I hope that 2021 is gentler and quieter for all. Much love to the Kanigan clan and best wishes for this coming year.

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  3. Great David! Happy ( if possible) New Year!!

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  4. an excellent metaphor

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  5. Hoping the wind carries this annum horribilis far, far away, and blows in a fresh start for us all. A very happy new year to the Kanigan family. Your daily presence in my world has been one of the bright spots in this year, pal, and I look forward to many more exchanges in 2021. ☺️

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Daybreak … “Yesterday was one of those “amazingly quiet (and spectacularly beautiful) mornings” where “the wind seemed to love everything.”


  7. Thank you, DK (and your commenters) for gently helping to get us through this nightmare year intact. Here’s hoping ’21 will be all we dare hope for!

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  8. I love the colours on this one!! What a serene setting to see the year out.

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  9. Love Georgia O’Keefe’s thoughts on the wind. So appropriate! And of course, lovely photo to accompany.
    Happy New Year to you and yours, David. May 2021 shine a bright and lovely light!

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  10. Dang. Georgia says it all! ❤

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  11. wind is my least favorite type of weather…
    Happy New Year!

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