Lightly Child, Lightly

What then are we to do
with all those moments
when the eye stops
the heart

That gesture there, that glint
of beauty going by

And the thought, Who will remember it
if I don’t?

That daub of heaven
on a half-lowered eye-

—  Vasiliki Katsarou, “A Dab of Blue Paint” in Memento Tsunami (Ragged Sky Press, January 1, 2011)


  • Photo: DK – Moon @ Daybreak. 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021. 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. try to take in and hold the memory

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  2. I’m not sure if we are supposed to hold onto these moments, but rather, learn to sit in the presence of it’s beauty. 🌿🌈

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  3. Breathing in the beauty provided by nature – and your fantastic pics..

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  4. That daub of heaven…and you have captured it for all of us, pal. ❤️

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  5. 🙂

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  6. beautiful photo – the colors of the sky are spectacular…


  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Enthrallling!! .. “That gesture there, that glint of beauty going by … ” – Vasiliki Katsarou, “A Dab of Blue Paint” in Memento Tsunami (Ragged Sky Press, January 1, 2011).


  8. Stunning!

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  9. Stunningly beautiful.

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  10. niasunset says:

    so beautiful, Thank you, Love, nia

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  11. Thank you for sharing this daub of heaven with us! How poignant: “the thought, Who will remember it if I don’t?” I believe that is why we want to share especially what is indescribably beautiful.

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  12. Really touching, David.
    Vicky 😊

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