Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Simple Things...

There is something about an early morning walk as the city is waking and the sky is blossoming that is just rejuvinating. Aside from the simple beauty of the sights and the nice crisp air yet to be tainted by angry automobiles, you get to meet new people with a friendly smile and greeting. It's great to say "good morning" and both people really mean it. There is a satisfaction in mutual appreciation. The same is true for the "thank you's" and "excuse me's".

It seems we are all in a hurry, trapped in a game to obtain,
that forces us to abstain from the simple and free things that we
take for granted because they are not encrusted with diamonds or TV cameras.
I have to force my self off the bottle of post-modern industrial capitalism at intervals
to just slow down and really see the things around me and enjoy them for what they are.
It helps me stay more thankful and not take myself too seriously.

The simple things resuce you from where you're trapped. Maybe its the sound of an old friend's voice. Maybe its a smell that reminds you of summers as a kid. Maybe its just a kind smile that reminds you that everything is going to be fine. There are simple things everywhere. Much like the wind, whether you notice or not; the evidence of the simple things is always there.


Joel said...

Simple things---Thats it---thats what makes the world go round....

Linda Russell said...

It takes a very complex man to know that great designs are built on simple things
Love you babe