Lightly Child, Lightly.

I loved weather, all weather, not just the good kind. I loved balmy days, fearsome storms, blizzards, and spring showers. And the colors! Everyday brought something to be admired: the soft feathery patterns of cirrus clouds, the deep, dark grays of thunderheads, the lacy gold and peach of the early morning sunrise. The sky and its moods called to me.
L. Jagi Lamplighter, Prospero Lost (Tor Books; August 4, 2009)


  • Photo: Daybreak. 41° F, feels like 36° F.  6:00 to 6:56 am. March 26, 2023. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT. More photos from this morning’s walk here.
  • Quote via Exhaled Spirals
  • 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. each day, a new painting

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  2. The moods in this sky are breathtaking. Ya did it again, pal….

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  3. The sky is fickle and is delighted by the attention received..

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  4. Wonderful message. Thanks Dave.


  5. Riveting morning-photos!


  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Amd more … “The sky and its moods called to me. — L. Jagi Lamplighter, Prospero Lost (Tor Books; August 4, 2009).”


  7. When I ‘started’ taking pics like this, I was utterly dismayed. I didn’t see clearly any longer…. and then I got comments like you do now and I saw & realised: You only see well with your heart.
    Do something not with your intellect but your heart, and you’re on to a winner! Breathtaking beauty, seen by you with seeing eyes!

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  8. Christie says:

    L. Jagi Lamplighter would have had lots of sky & weather material to study and write about, if he was in my area this fall, winter & spring – snow actually was flying this week for a very short time…Love Your Photo!!!, too 🙂 /// I’ve never seen a winter/spring like this! Cold, Soaking Wet huge amounts of Rain and what is this stuff called Snow ///We’ve had a lot of difficult concerns of late and we finally went for a short drive for a respite while we were running errands in a tiny community just to the west…We’d missed their Daffodil festival in mid-March (we’d wondered how could they even have it when Spring has been so delayed!!! We were gasping while enjoying the beauty. 6-8 miles of many types of beautiful, bright Daffodils in their prime…lining the country road!!! (some daffodils just getting ready to bloom,too)


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