“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls
“...there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don't really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”
― Elaine St. James
It's just after 5 am as I write this post. I feel surprisingly awake; and, of course, the coffee is poured and being slowly and reverently enjoyed.
I'll say it again: I'm blessed. In fact, I'd go so far to say that, right now, I wouldn't change any of it.
Let me explain.
Yes, there are lots of things I could say I miss by dint of the Covid19 restrictions but do I?
Do I really miss them that much that I could ascribe an essential aesthetic to their daily, weekly or annual provenance?
I don't think so.
Perhaps that makes me sound boorish, ill-mannered or a whole host of similar-sounding names but I'd be lying to admit that any or all of it is truly missing from my life. You see, having moved out of London many years ago (1991) back to my beloved Devon, I've got used to a less, dare I say, cultured existence, or certainly the ability to frequent museums, concerts and the daring nature of all that London offers. Instead, I replaced and have replaced them with a more family-centric, nature-inspired and wide-open-space way of living. That hasn't always meant I've kept it simple but, certainly, I've been able, by force of circumstance, to temper my previous interest in the bright lights and pace of life that attracted me as a young man.( Collapse )
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