Monday, March 29, 2010

.time to simplify.

A little simplification would be the first step
toward rational living, I think.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Simplify. That is the word that I am embracing at the moment. With Spring now into full swing, the "cleaning" part has kicked in and I realize, I've got a ton of stuff. I observe the refugee families that I have the pleasure of assisting and I see how well they go about their lives with very little. I'm learning a lot about what is truly important in life. There will be a lot of purging and packing in the next several weeks as we prepare for what lies ahead, whatever that may be.

Simplify. I am trying to incorporate this word into other aspects of my life. As I think about my photography and the direction that I want to take it, the phrase keep it simple continuously comes to mind. My frustrations stem from the fact that I've allowed things to become more complicated than they should be. Over thinking. Please tell me that I'm not the only one with this problem.

Things are starting to get a little clearer for me. This may mean some more changes headed this way, but it just means that things are growing, blossoming. Something good this way comes. I can feel it.


  1. I don't know why, but daffodils make me happy and so does this shot.

  2. oh... no, you are not the only one...
    beautiful photo!

  3. Yip you are the only one...Heh. ;) I am getting better at controlling my thought direction, that helps a lot.
    I really love the idea of simplicity but I have a hard time implementing it. A "crows" attraction to shiny things...:)
    Thank you for visiting me and your words...I appreciate it. Lots.
    I love your photos. Just beautiful.

  4. As a March baby, I love your flower choice for the photo! Yes, I feel your pain in art as well as in life. This is a perfect time to clear creative, emotional, mental, and physical clutter... GO KAT GO!

  5. a very important word in my life too..the yellow and gray of the photo is magical

  6. I feel so much the same lately, stuff everywhere, literally and mentally...sometimes it seems like it might be nice to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. But a good spring cleaning will have to do.

  7. Beautiful shot - simple, yet very expressive. Lovely colour contrast. You're not alone by any means!

  8. I like that word too. I think I need to use it often in my life as well. Simple is good. Simple is beautiful. My mind is cluttered and if I think simple good things will happen.
    Keep the great work. Your photos are looking great! Each day we can tell how better they are!


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