To serve, one cannot avoid that; but to serve with blitheness, that is the secret.
Nowhere does she illustrate the spirit of blitheness which is put forth by her name, and only once does she allude to it.
With Cornelius, in fact, it was nothing less than the joy which Dante apprehended in the blessed spirits of the perfect, the outward semblance of which, like a reflex of physical light upon human faces from "the land which is very far off," we may trace from Giotto onward to its consummation in the work of Raphael -- the serenity, the  durable cheerfulness, of those who have been indeed delivered from death, and of which the utmost degree of that famed "blitheness" of the Greeks had been but a transitory gleam, as in careless and wholly superficial youth.
And the more the Fed flounders during the course of this monetary crisis—in which the value of a dollar has plunged to less than a 1,500th of an ounce of gold—the more glaring is the blitheness of its attitude toward America's foundational law.
The co-directors/co-writers, Palestinian Scandar Copti and Israeli Yaron Shani, possess a Tarantino-esque blitheness about startling violence, and employ a "Pulp Fiction" approach to narrative-as-mosaic.
But the blitheness with which he tossed it off indicates an ignorance—perhaps willful—of a deep confusion in the American character on the subject of using drugs simply to make life easier.
At times, Mr. Pond's music moves along with a sort of blitheness that's in conflict with his melancholy lyrics.