Lightly Child, Lightly.

“Memorize places,” his uncle had told him. “Settle your eyes on a place and learn it. See it under the snow, and when first grass is growing, and as the rain falls on it. Feel it and smell it, walk on it, touch the stones, and it will be with you forever. When you are far away, you can call it back. When you need it, it is there, in your mind.”

Tony Hillerman, The Ghostway


Notes:

  • Photo DK @ Daybreak. 32° F. 7:00 am to 7:31am. December 28, 2022. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT. More pictures from yesterday morning’s walk here.
  • Quote: Thanks Beth @ Alive on All Channels.
  • 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. oh, i love this. one reason why I love walking the same route on most days, you can see all the tiny changes over time

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  2. As the park is for you…and by extension, all of us…

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  3. Each morning’s images reveal both familiar and favored vistas and newly discovered delights.

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  4. Like I have memorized the farm of my youth and can call it back anytime, anywhere.

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ““Memorize places,” his uncle had told him.” … and much more!!

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  6. What a shot.
    I walk more or less the same route everyday, because it’s the only relatively green and relatively quiet route in my area. I love witnessing the differences in this route between the seasons, but I’m going to pay closer attention to the tiny changes each day. Thank you.

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  7. This passage reminds me that we often are not very observant. We need to make more of an effort to see, smell, feel, hear, and touch things to remember them better. Much of the time, we look without seeing.

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  8. This is an amazing quote! I already have an image in my mind. Plan on sharing. Thank you friend.

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  9. Even before May 5th 2020, DK!
    I still recall details of all your writing series, Walking Cross Town, and driving North and South on I90, among so many others.
    I was sitting on the train to downtown yesterday morning trying to dig the details, and read between the lines like you do. How present you are for you to see all that you did, and still do.

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  10. And you have made Cove Island Park our familiar place…but seems like it’ll never be fully known! And I still remember the subway and car trips. You really invite us to join you…Thanks!

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  11. What a stunning photo. Wishing you ✨ Health & Happiness in The New Year!

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