Lightly Child, Lightly

He felt at peace only in the hour before dawn, when the darkness seemed to give way slowly to a mist, and it was at this hour that he would wake and sit by his window.

—  Peter Ackroyd, from Hawksmoor (Hamish Hamilton, May 25, 2010)


  • Quote: Thank you The Hammock Papers
  • Photo: DK  @ Daybreak. 6:35 a.m. Sunday, August 25, 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. my favorite time of day, I understand

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  2. The sun rising is time of day for awe and grace, delight and intimacy in a way…as if, I am so calmed by the sunrise, it feels exceptionally intimate

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  3. So beautiful. Thank you Dave 💛

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  4. An interstitial time that is so precious….

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  5. “Morning has broken..” 🙂

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  6. You were rewarded for getting up early when you got this fabulous photo.

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  7. I used to garden before dawn to avoid the heat of the day. By the time the sun broke through the night, I was ready for a coffee and a sit-down to enjoy the cool morning breeze and the beauty of what cinematographers and photographers call “the magic hour”. It it’s the best time of day! (Yes, there was enough light from streetlights for pre-dawn gardening! My neighbors must have wondered about me mowing the grass barefoot and with a push mower! Beat doing it after work in the stifling heat!)

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  8. I think that was written for you DK 🌈

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  9. I re-posted this piece this morning, David. Beautiful.

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  10. Thought it was by you, and then realized that you’re not sitting by a window, but getting ready to be out on your way to the open skies and waters. (thank you for taking us with you…we’re ever so unobtrusive)

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  11. I love your photography!

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