but you know it when you see it.
Simplicity creates margins + spaces + openness in our lives.
It honors the resources of our small planet.
It offers us the leisure of tasting the present moment.
Simplicity asks us to let go of the tangle of wants
so we can receive the simple gifts of life that cannot be taken away.
Sleeping, eating, walking, giving + receiving love...daily pleasures.
~Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
We who are not yet dead are responsible for living fully,
with deep reverence for the wide range of emotion in the human experience.
I look for the pleasure of home,
of rooting + nesting,
of growing things,
of moving slowly,
of being honest,
of writing, of cooking, of dancing,
Every single day I dose myself with pleasures small + large,
knowing that as it all falls apart, so much is growing;
knowing that within myself + my circle
I am seeding a path towards a future
in which feeling + growing pleasure
in relationship to each other + our abundant + perfect planet,
is our central focus.
~Adrienne Maree Brown
What difference would it make
to the quality of our lives,
I wonder, if we spent a little more time in nature?
Would paying attention to the life cycles of animals
or the annual changes of landscapes
give us an increased sense of respect for the environment?
How would eating seasonal local food
affect our patterns of consumption + our health + well-being?
Ordinary experiences of nature
can renew our sense of reverence
+ remind us of how deeply interconnected we all are.
~ Patrick Boland
on a journey toward zero-waste, simplicity, + compassion :: daring to choose fair one choice at a time