Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ABC Wednesday

The Letter this week is the Slinky S

S is for Simplicity.  

Life has been something of a Kaleidescope of family, farming, weaving, gardening, music, books, organizations and commitments, and as we age the idea of SIMPLICITY is very appealing

We strive towards a simple life, but a lively curiosity and a lusty ego
make living by Occam's Razor somewhat of a problem.

Even when you do reach the point of Simplicity, having renounced all
commitments and reduced oneself to one fork, one spoon, a knife, one plate,
one book, one favourite piece of music a single pot of flowers,
the choice looms...

the beauty, purity and clarity - the elegance of Simplicity
out and out parsimony

Well, the question remains
but I do know that Simplicity, well Suited to one's way of life, reduces Stress!

A little philosophy here.


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Carver said...

Beautiful flower and I am attempting to simply my life. It can definitely release stress and I particularly like the idea of less dusting.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific post and capture for the S Day, Hildred! Like Carver, I too, do my best to simply my life -- particularly the older I get!! I love being able to take the time to see so much that I was always too busy to see before. This is a great reminder to slow down, take a deep breath and look at the beauty around you! Have a beautiful week!

ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

Simplicity is an honorable goal.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree, simplicity does reduce stress. Now to find a happy medium between sentimental attachment and simplicity. I like Carver's idea of less dusting!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dimple said...

Simplicity, yes, it is worth striving for!

Tumblewords: said...

Simplicity sings, surely. I'm simpling down, too and it feels quite right! Nice post!

magiceye said...

simply gorgeous :)

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Agreed! It is! And, what a lovely Shasta daisy to accompany the prose.

Barb said...

Hmmm - simplicity or parsimony? How can we tell, Hildred? Perhaps if we can feel a bountiful enjoyment with less it can be called simplicity.

Reader Wil said...

This is a wonderful post. Simplicity is best thing there is.I like your comment too, which shows that you were interested in hippies and their way of life. My children were hippies and lived in squats for a while. They wore secondhand clothes, and were vegetarians. They still have the intension to live simple, especially my Australian daughter. Now they are hardworking women, good mothers and caring for the family.

The Weaver of Grass said...

There is a purity about white flowers that I love.

Joy said...

Simplicity is certainly good for the soul. The daisy has a simplicity but still a thing of wonder.

Leslie: said...

How simply profound! Wonderful! :D