Wednesday, September 26, 2012

simplicity



in an increasingly complex world, i feel an increasing longing for simplicity. there's so much information, so much strife, so much shouting (see the american elections or any american sitcom). so much people being hard on themselves and others. so much scheming, so much unnecessary bad energy. so much anger, so much arrogance. so much filling the calendar and planning and so many deadlines. it makes a person despair a little bit sometimes.

can't we just simplify things? laugh instead of shout? smile instead of frown? relax instead of being tense? go back to basics? nurture a tree in a windowsill. can some pears. pick raspberries in the rain. make some raspberry jam. stop by the bakery for some pastry on the way to the meeting. visit a friend out of the blue, unannounced. snuggle up with a cat.

do something small today. something simple. just imagine if we all did it? it just might help.

4 comments:

Snap said...

I "posted" small today, too.

Lynne said...

yes please.
Sadly, for me, there is a huge gap between the desire and the implementation.

DahnStarr said...

Amen. I'm soooo tired of the 'nasty', soul sucking comments/talk that is so common now. I'm trying to live like Thumpers mother "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

Sarah @ Gladys in the Garden.blogspot.com said...

So, so true. I find it all very exhausting and too negative.
I'm all for more simple living with simple pleasures.
Great post.