Lightly child, lightly.


the body itself
a lighthouse—

the body:
such thin skin
and gold beneath—

Rachel Richardson, from A Brief History of the Whale Fishery in Hundred-Year Wave



  • Quotes: parataxis. Photo: mennyfox55
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  • 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.”



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