I’m going to tackle this list as it comes to me which is not necessarily in order of importance. In my first post I talked about a post from ZenHabits.net on simple living where you make a list of four or five of the things that are most important to you. For me it is a hunger to have beauty in my life. It has to be a personal interpretation – something that catches me unaware and evokes an emotional response. Something that makes me want to keep the memory/sensation/whatever it is and yet know that I can’t because it’s an elusive thing that doesn’t remain. A part of a song, a painting, a line on a piece of furniture, a phrase in a book – something in nature, there are so many things.
I was a big fan of Judy Collins in the seventies and one of my favorite songs was “Bread and Roses“. The song was about women’s rights fighting for our daily bread, but for roses too. I think that everyone needs roses (beauty) in their lives. We can choose simplicity in our lives without giving up beauty. In fact, it may be easier to see the beauty around us if we “declutter” our lives.
I found this site via my feedreader today. Artist Peter Callesen uses paper to create surprising art.
I hope you will go to his site and look at what can be created with simple white paper and an idea. Simple, whimsical, beautiful – made me smile. I hope it makes you smile too.