Lightly Child, Lightly.

Not far from the city I had a secret refuge, a small cove that I liked to visit at the kindling of the morning star. At that hour there was nothing more translucent under heaven than the shallow sea between the rocks. The seabed was everywhere visible and the water, blue as an eye, grew lighter the closer you got to the surface, until it turned green, then vanished—and I breathed it in.
It was there that the god found me.

– Sjón, The Whispering Muse


Notes:

  • Quote: Thank you Sawsan for sharing. 942 consecutive (almost) days in a row on this morning walk in my almost “secret refuge, a small cove that I liked to visit at the kindling of the morning star.” These words magic, capture it.
  • DK Photo @ Daybreak. 6:14 am. 48° F. December 8, 2022. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.  More pictures from this morning’s walk here.
  • 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.”

Comments

  1. You’ve found your cove.

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  2. ❤️

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  3. I’m not sure why this brought me to tears – perhaps because those could have been your words when speaking of your cove…or the deep resonance associated with finding one’s place…whatever it is the picture, the thoughts – all of it. Must find a tissue..

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    “Not far from the city I had a secret refuge, a small cove that I liked to visit at the kindling of the morning star.” – Sjón, The Whispering Muse.

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  5. Great photo. What a beautiful morning.

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  6. You found yourself in a quote. Magic.

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  7. My pleasure…
    I ordered the novel this came from.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sj%C3%B3n

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  8. Love the mention of the Morning Star…present at the birth of a new day. On an occult spiritual history level, the Morning Stars were those who sang to greet the dawning of new earth.

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  9. Beautiful!

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  10. I felt this so often. Beautifully expressed. 🙏🏻💕

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  11. Wonderful…. (And wonderful Sawsan)

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