There is a certain majesty in simplicity.
Simplicity is that grace which frees the soul
from all unnecessary reflections upon itself.
Her head was bare;
But for her native ornament of hair;
Which in a simple knot was tied above,
Sweet negligence, unheeded bait of love!
Plain living and high thinking.
In character, in manners, in style, in all things,
the supreme excellence is simplicity
There are certain occasions when, in art,
simplicity is an audacious originality
.... Achilles Poincelot
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated;
far more difficult to sacrifice skill and cease exertion
in the proper place, than to expend both indiscriminately
The world could not exist if it were not simple.
This ground has been tilled a thousand years,
yet its powers remain ever the same; a little rain,
a little sun, and each spring it grows green again.
Been meditating A LOT on this topic lately.
(Is that irony?)
The sheer brilliance (and naked truth) of an
idea that has no pretense.
The notion of nothingness and what arises when the mind
is clear and void of crappy clutter.
The opportune delight that is a day is fresh without mistakes.
Ready to be filled with something... but what?
How are you all peoples?
How has the week treated you?
How have you treated the week?
Are a you a simple or a complicated being?
What are your weekend plans?
Mandarin picking, baking, cooking, cleaning out
a chicken coop, writing long overdue snail mail
and hopefully ... more rain.