Lightly Child, Lightly

Finally day breaks over things that I can’t predict, as I cannot predict myself. Only a stone, a celestial body, a fool can, sometimes, be predictable. Finally day breaks over a circumstantial, differentiated, risky, improbable world, as concrete, multicolored, unexpected, and, yes, beautiful as the one I see, feel, touch, admire.

Michel Serres, in Italo Calvino’s from “Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers, La Nouvelle Alliance” in “The Written World and the Unwritten World: Essays. Translated by Ann Goldstein. (Mariner Books Classics, January 17, 2023) 


  • Photo: Daybreak. 29° F, feels like 21° F.  6:00 to 7:00 am. March 16, 2023. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT. See more photos from yesterday’s daybreak 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.


  1. Very nice quotation… Fantastic Photo! Absolutely Beautiful. Hope you’re having a good week Dave.


  2. nothing is certain


  3. The magic inherent in surprises and feint of hand – it’s just the universe reminding us that it’s got a bigger brush and a canvas upon which to improvise..

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  4. Truth…

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  5. Your photos are like an evening with a good book, a pipe and a dram of Scotch. It never disappoints.


  6. Wow. Stunning capture. And I might have to give Calvino another chance.


  7. Perfect photo to go with that quote. Have a lovely day, David.


  8. Another incredible moment brought to us by creative curator David Kanigan. Boo ya!


  9. Some predictable things indicate stability, but if everything in life were predictable, it would soon become boring.


  10. Christie says:

    Addressing the stunning photo, first: My first thought is Grace Unfolding…/// Michel Serres, passage speaks to Anticipation, Hope for a New Morning in which a person can Immerse themselves in the Gift of Eyesight, while Letting in the Always Changing, Kaleidoscope of Nature…



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