Saturday, January 12, 2008

On simplicity . . .

I came across some quotes on simplicity recently and liked them. [In fact, besides my resolution to lose 5-10 pounds, my new year's resolution this year is to simplify, simplify, simplify. That translates in many ways. One of which-- I plan on having a huge garage sale and getting rid of lots of STUFF. (If you've been in my attic you know that I'm not lacking in STUFF.)]
Here are the quotes:
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."
-Hans Hofmann
"The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity."
-Prof. Ludwig Wittgenstein
"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder (LITTLE HOUSE IN THE OZARKS - Hines)

1 comment:

Elizabeth H. said...

I have to say... I think this is funny because I don't know anyone who has more books on simplifying their life than you. I used to love reading the little simplify gift books in your bathroom (too much info?) I think you do a great job already!

My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...