but now and again there’s a moment
when the heart cries aloud:
yes, I am willing to be
that wild darkness,
that long, blue body of light.
— Mary Oliver, from “Whelks,” New and Selected Poems: Vol. 1.
- Poem: The Vale of Soulmaking.
- Photograph: Ahsan Uzzaman with Blue (Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand)
- Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect 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.”