We live in a complex world. Most of our efforts to make things simple just create further levels of complexity. Take a moment to think about what it’s taken to relate this blog post to you now…
The working environment around us. The electricity we are consuming. The devices we are using to read this blog. We all have a sense of how these things are provided to us but I’d bet not one of us could create this complex system ourselves from scratch…
You might think you have no choice. Perhaps it’s very hard to see any other way.
Beauty in simplicity
Do you like this photo? I do - I feel it has a certain beauty to it.
It was taken in a restaurant built by the owners themselves. All the cooking was done in a wood oven. Rustic, simple & gorgeous. The seating was informal and it created a simple environment where the focus was us and our conversation over good food.
The photo is nothing more than a paper bag and a tea-light. Simple. Beautiful. It worked wonderfully. It’s an example of simplicity that has stayed with me. Surely simplicity endures just as well as complexity if not better?
I don't believe our purpose in life is to make things more complex & ugly. I believe our challenge in life is to make things beautifully simple. Don't you think?