Simplicity

Simplicity

I love simplicity.  When we live a life of simplicity, we have time for who and what we love.  It is an inspiring ideal, like balance, that will probably always tease me with it’s down to earth reality check and natural beauty.  Simplicity requires us to prioritize...
The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence

“Grandma has finally graced us with her presence,” my aunt announced the late arrival with a flourish.  My extended family was enjoying a reunion and several of my aunts were sitting together chatting in lawn chairs with their children nearby.  “Presents?” one of my...
Hyde’s Solution

Hyde’s Solution

Last night I watched Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a play at our local high school.  Although I majored in English and love literature, here was a classic I have never read.  How interesting a subject, the opposition or juxtaposition of both good and evil inside each of...
The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle Is Real

“AGH!,” I yell.  I am frustrated.  I am impatient.  I have some kind of magician’s expectation of immediate success.  When I want something to get done, I want it done, and I drive against the obstacles with full force.  It usually works….eventually.  But in the...
Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

I’m inspired by simplicity.  Amazing, complex concepts can often be meaningfully summed up and expressed with a simple symbol. My heart sings to the words of “Simple Gifts,” a Shaker song written by Joseph Brackett: “‘Tis a gift to be simple, ‘Tis a gift to be free.”...
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