Easter break.
we've been taking it slowly,
eating well,
overdosing on chocolate.

an excursion to the sleepy town of Loviisa
with its rows of wooden houses.
Ali Smith's Spring
on the go. 
and catching up on Unforgotten
~ she has a fan right here. 

beyond this little holiday bubble 
I'm happily cocooning in right now,
 things do seem in balance.
after a tough start to the year,
now a nice amount of work
without the stress.

a clear head
after a flu of a lifetime.

 so much LIGHT!

a date scribbled in the calendar 
for a creative shoot
that's all beauty
and about pursuing a dream of my own. 

I can easily beat myself up
for not pursuing my own thing enough,
but I'm learning to take that lightly, too.
the small steps taken with joy
leading wherever they should. 
just as long as they don't get forgotten along the way. 

“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... 

...So throw away your baggage 
and go forward. 
There are quicksands all about you, 
sucking at your feet, 
trying to suck you down 
into fear and self-pity and despair. 
That’s why you must walk so lightly. 

Lightly my darling, 
on tiptoes and no luggage, 
not even a sponge bag, 
completely unencumbered.”

― Aldous Huxley, Island

With light,


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics and wonderful poem. Thanks for the tip for Ali Smith´s novel.

Rebecca Skye Watson said...

Thank you dear Emili!
Ali Smith has a real talent
in weaving the present & past.