Is it me or what? Things that land in the realm of simplicity are supposed to be simple! Right? Take today’s assignment for example. It was SUPPOSED to be simple. I wanted to do a simple portrait using minimal tools. Yea, well, after a moment of mild frustration (y’all remember Yosemite Sam – the cartoon character when he would get frustrated? That dude was straight cussin’ in the cartoons!); I did my Yosemite Sam impersonation today trying to pull off this assignment.
Simplicity is complicated. So many things have to be in alignment for simple to happen. But when it does [get in alignment] oh!, what a wonderful thing. I think those old cats had the right I idea (I’m thinking about the ones in the karate movies I used to watch) where they say something like, “one must be at peace with one’s self”. My simplicity is compounded and becomes complex when I am not in alignment with me. Am I doing purpose? Where is my dream? How many excuses have I made or who else will I blame because I don’t have peace. Einstein said something like this: genius is making simple that which is complex [my paraphrase]. I want to be a genius!
Since I’m complicated and your complicated let us work toward simplicity. Here it is – the key: life is going to happen – good or bad – without any effort on our part. So let it do what it do. As for me and my house, we gone make memories, cherish the moments and keep it [uh] simple.