Inspired by our new coronavirus normal of stepping back, physically and in the way we now find ourselves living our lives, Patti has chosen “Simplicity” as the subject for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. Follow the link to Patti’s original challenge post.
When it comes to simplicity we can take a lesson from dogs. Dogs have simplicity down to a fine art. Eat, play, make us smile and sleep.
“And if the world went to hell in a handbasket-as it seemed to be doing-you could say good-bye to everyone and retreat to your land, hunkering down and living off it.”
~ Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses
If you want to find simplicity, look towards the rural.
“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“All sorrows are less with bread.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. While we were in Montreal I used to get up early and sit on the back porch with a simple breakfast and a book while Cora slept.
“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!”
~ C. JoyBell C.
Almost every evening brings the opportunity to enjoy the simple beauty of a sunset. Like snowflakes every sunset is unique.
I take no credit for the following photo beyond doing what I could to revive it in PS (sorry if I broke the rules). The photo was taken in Southern Italy during World War II. My dad (on the left) and his buddy share a respite and a bottle of wine. I included it because it represents the essence of a simple pleasure in hard times. A reminder that even in the hardest of times we can find a few simple moments of comfort.