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Simplicity

on April 24, 2014

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.” — Richard Halloway

Simplicity: What does simplicity mean to you? Artless. Plain. Dull. Monotonous. Boring. Naivé. WHOA! Let’s change the words… Natural! Unfussy! Effortless! Genuine! Humble! Honest! Does such a difference add complexity to simpleness? Perhaps simple is not so simple after all. Then, it simply may be all in the manner in which it is perceived. That perception varies by which one might view something as being simple.

Let’s examine a word along with simplicity that has not been mentioned. Think about this question: Would you consider simplicity as powerful?

There IS power in simplicity. It allows the flow of creative juices to become less complex leaving out all the fussiness that often muddies the water. It allows us to examine the ideas that are truly important, those that really matter. We then toss aside the rocks within the river bed that break the flow making the way fluent, not choppy, thereby being creative within simplicity!

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Another question to think about: Does beauty exist in simplicity?

There is awesomeness in simplicity as so beautifully put in the photography by Alastair! The photos featured below are the winners in Alastair’s monthly photo contest. All are his photography as his readers vote on which is the best fit for each month. Visit Alastair being sure to return and cast your vote for the month of April @

A Mixed Bag

A poem … A story … A Photo … Something Else

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Time to go! I must stop now in order to keep the message simple.

Find simplicity in your day today and every day!

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What simple things have guided your thoughts today?

 

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6 responses to “Simplicity

  1. Al says:

    A beautifully simple post, Sharla. Thank you so much for featuring my photos. I am truly honoured that you would think them good enough to show.

  2. Micki Peluso says:

    Thisis a great post. To my mind simplicity means that less is more sometimes, and the simplest things can carry the deepest meaning. EX: Jesus wept–a two would simple statement that carries an eternal message.

  3. Micki Peluso says:

    Make that ‘two word’–when will I check before hitting the post button?

  4. Raani York says:

    What a fantastic post. Very simple – but more impressive. I’m touched!

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