Lightly Child, Lightly.

The mind’s eye had two bafflements: coming out of the light and going into it.

—  Richard Powers, Bewilderment: A Novel (W. W. Norton & Company, September 21, 2021)


  • NY Times Book Review: “In ‘Bewilderment,’ Richard Powers Smothers Nature With Piety.
  • Photo: DK @ Daybreak. 6:10 to 6:46 am, September 22, 2021. 72° 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.”


  1. life is a series of adjustments

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  2. Renaissance painters used a technique called sfumato in which they gently faded one color into another, softening the outlines of objects and producing a gentle, hazy effect. These photos remind me of that. Lovely….

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  3. You capture the coming and going of light so well!

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  4. The photos are seductive – inviting one in to create a fantastical story…

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  5. Your photos are always wonderful. Thank you for these that evoke so many moods and possibilities. And thank you, Lori, for reminding us of why Leonardo was so unusually gifted–he really mastered sfumato.

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  6. that top picture of the house is wonderful; seems like it could be the setting for a good mystery or horror movie!

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Iinspiring and soothing!! … “coming out of the light and going into it.” — Richard Powers, Bewilderment: A Novel (W. W. Norton & Company, September 21, 2021).

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  8. So beautiful

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  9. People have many different superpowers — the ability to listen deeply, to sense someone’s emotions, to move mountains, to dive deep.
    To me, your superpower is the ability to blend words and images in flawless sfumato of shadow and light.

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  10. The more light that is shed darkness has to fade back into light.

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  11. now that’s a word I haven’t heard before but I knew right away what it meant. It seems so logical, even with only the minimal language knowledge: smoked, burnt, you sense how the light and colours melt into each other. Love that.
    Your first pic made my heart skip a beat. It told me a very early morning story (or maybe one at the breaking in of night? Who knows) where the following two made me smile – I love anything to do with light, colour, water, clouds…. and some great poetry/prose thrown in.


  12. That lavender light! Love these pics.

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