Lightly Child, Lightly.

I looked at the photograph he had shown me, the shadowy ridged declivity in the blasted planetary surface…I felt change far beneath me, moving deep beneath the surface of things, like the plates of the earth blindly moving in their black traces.

— Rachel Cusk, Transit (Picador; December 19, 2017)


Notes:

  • Photo: DK. Daybreak. 6:10 am, February 3, 2021.  27° F., feels like 16° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.
  • 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. How can one lightly respond to this? It’s haunting, evocative, stunning

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  2. WMS, exactly WMS. Moved.

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  3. I also think this is a great photo!

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  4. Stunning photo and those words… so very deep.

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  5. “…deep beneath the surface of things…” David, my oh my… how Rachel’s words just push me past the silly “unbearable lightness of being” (novel by Milan Kundera). Thank you for helping us see afresh what can only be perceived as if through a periscope.

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  6. I always get a little jolt of excitement when I see your “Lightly Child, Lightly” post in my feed.

    This morning’s does not disappoint. It awakens. Soothes. Electrifies. Compels me to look deep, listen deeper.

    Thank you.

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Beautiful shot … “I felt change far beneath me, moving deep beneath the surface of things, like the plates of the earth blindly moving in their black traces.” — Rachel Cusk, Transit (Picador; December 19, 2017).

    Like

  8. Anonymous says:

    Your photo is a beautiful work of art! How wonderful what you can capture when these days begin almost drearily. In the last few days (in our area) what begins in quiet dimness eventually becomes bright and sunny.

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  9. [just lost my post, but must let you know…] Your photo is a beautiful work of art! These past few days in the Northeast began so drearily–and look what you bring forth! After the early dimness, each has become bright and full of sunlight. Certainly appreciated after days and days of snow.

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  10. tectonics of the heart and soul

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  11. This photo. Wow.

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