Saturday, July 20, 2013

Simplicity in All Things

"Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. It is what we leave behind that is important. I think the matter of simplicity goes further than just food, equipment, and unnecessary gadgets; it goes into the matter of thoughts and objectives as well. When in the wilds, we must not carry our problems with us or the joy is lost." — Sigurd Olson
Sometimes I speak of learning from nature, and then I have people question what kinds of things I'm talking about when I say this. Usually I have a hard time coming up with a quick answer that will make sense to the questioner. I think the lesson of simplicity is one of the best answers I could give.

Simplicity. This is one I need to remember. This is one I need to learn better. This one needs to be emblazoned on my heart. Simplicity.

Milkweed seed pod

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