As Simple As A Smile
Most pleasures of life are simple. The smile of a newborn baby, the first snow of winter and a cup of hot chocolate before bed.
Our society is evolving towards minimalism and simplicity in all matters. Our interiors are transforming from heavy, embellished and cluttered designs to favour clean lines and unobstructed spaces. Gadgets are becoming smaller, thinner and lighter; everything has become one-touch, one-click, one motion controlled.
The simplicity of the country life has attracted many a millionaire. Cities seem to be an ever-growing, over-crowded stretch of hell. The music of this hell is the tune of commercialism; and every dancer is drunk. To me, the vilest existence is the one with ever-buzzing telephones, constantly populated spaces and people who never sleep.
Come To My Home
When I meet someone who is tired of life and living, I take them home to my simple cottage. I feed them on natural, home-grown food – simple, hearty and good and to round it off, I let them go free: away from the network, off the grid. Simple nature: the river bed, the sea-shore. Ah, the young pine forest, the wheat fields, the open moor!
What does simple mean to you?
I had a friend who took great pride in her simple lifestyle. Curious, I went. Simplicity, to her, meant pre-cooked, pre-packaged, and ready to eat food, plus a dishwasher, an automatic washing machine, a touch-controlled lock and light system. ‘‘Just scan your finger, its super simple!’’ she encouraged, when I could not figure out from where the main door opens. There was not a key hole, you see. I shivered and shuddered; I packed my bags and took out my old, rusted key and was glad to be home.
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Have a simple and gorgeous day, whatever that means to you!