Lightly Child, Lightly

What is it
about this twilight hour?
Even the sound
of a barely perceptible breeze
pierces the heart.

Izumi Shikibu, (976 A.D. – 1030) from The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems



  • Photo: DK – Moon @ Daybreak. 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2021. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.
  • Quote via Memory’s Landscape
  • 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. I know that feeling! And I was this moment wondering what it is about one stretch of hillside across the valley from us that touches me. Every time. Some connections we never can understand.

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  2. and I’m drawn to it over and over

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  3. The siren song of a new day, pregnant with possibility….

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  4. So beautiful…and melancholy

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    The twilight hour … Izumi Shikibu, (976 A.D. – 1030) from The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems.

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  6. It’s amazing how many faces this area has. Your photos are all slightly different. So many slight changes. Always something to look forward to.

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  7. Dave, you did it AGAIN. I start reading you, then move over to your sources (this time Memory’s Landscape), I read more, search a bit something and finally, some hours have passed, I didn’t do what I should have done and there’s no food on the table, the shopping gets forgotten, and the day is nearing its end!!!!
    What a treasure you discovered here for us.

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  1. […] — but I have to upload them first to my computer and then… this morning, I dropped into David Kanigan‘s place, followed a link he shared to another blog, Memory’s Landscape, […]

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