"It's dark because you're trying too hard. Lightly, child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Think lightly, act lightly, feel lightly. Yes, feel lightly, even though you're feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.'
I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.Lightly, lightly—it was the best advice ever given me. So throw away all 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…”
Aldous Huxley, Island