Lightly Child, Lightly.

Ono No Komachi, tr. by Jane Hirshfield and Mariko Oratani, from The Ink Dark Moon Love Poems by Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu


Notes:

  • Photo: DK, Daybreak. 7:02 am. Jan 28, 2020.  26° F, feels like 15° F, wind gusts up to 26 mph. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.
  • Quote Source: Feral-ballad
  • 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. What a great Huxley-quote! Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Ahhh, that is exquisite, pal….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. “What I want from the river is what I always want:
    to be held by a stronger thing that, in the end, chooses mercy”

    ~ Oliver Baez Bendorf

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I’ll follow … “Photo: DK, Daybreak. 7:02 am. Jan 28, 2020. 26° F, feels like 15° F, wind gusts up to 26 mph. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.”

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  5. Sighing. Breathing. Floating.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. “This body grown fragile” – what a powerful phrase. What relief. I can feel myself floating.

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  7. easy to float along

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Nodding….

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Loved the imagery and the verse.

    What is that which makes us rudderless at times? What is the state of mind which keeps us bereft of intention?

    Shakti

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