Lightly Child, Lightly

But I also say this:

that light is an invitation to happiness,

and that happiness, when it’s done right,

is a kind of holiness, palpable and redemptive.

~ Mary Oliver, from “Poppies” in New and Selected Poems, Volume One.


  • Photo: DK @ Daybreak. Daybreak. 5:45 am, March 8, 2022. 38° F, feels like 27° F, winds up to 40 mph. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT. . More pictures from this morning here.
  • Poem from Make Believe Boutique.
  • 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. Wisdom words shared

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  2. It certainly is

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I needed your piece this morning. The cruel devastation of Ukraine is dark. But the sun does rise through the clouds, “a kind of holiness . . . . “

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  4. beautiful photo, David…

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  5. This was perfect and right on time, thank you!

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  6. so nice

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  7. Perfection! Need this light so very much right now….

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  8. This is perfect! Always drawn to light and dark, night and day.

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  9. Wow! Thank you for being there, capturing this scene, and offering it to us. Mary’s gift continues to bless us. [I think she spent much of her latter days up near the water in Provincetown MA at the end of the Cape.( so she’d certainly extra appreciate your work)]

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  10. Those early morning skies are often the best of the day. You’ve captured another good one here.

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  11. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I need light … ” … light is an invitation to happiness … ” Mary Oliver, from “Poppies” in New and Selected Poems, Volume One.

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  12. niasunset says:

    Great sky view…. Thank you, Love, nia

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  13. Mary Oliver is so spot on. Her words always touch a deeper part of ourselves and reveal something worthwhile 💕

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