One thing I really like about Amazon are the book recommendations. Wow, they really know me! When I bought Danny Gregory's book, they guy inside the computer at Amazon suggested that I also read Dan Price's "Radical Simplicity." How on earth did he know that this is my new mantra? Nevertheless, I have decided that simple is best for numerous reasons. The least of which is that it aids my overall health. The less complicated I can make my life, the less stressed I am, the less my health suffers...it is proven. I'm only about halfway through the book now, but there are so many quotes I want to share...many of them not even written by Price, but rather quoted from other sources. One of my favorites of these is the following:
"To live within limits. To want one thing. Or a few things very much and love them dearly. Cling to them, survey them from every angle. Become one with them--that is what makes the poet, the artist, the human being." -Johann Goethe
In the short time I have been keeping this blog and drawing on a daily basis I have really found this to be true. When you really start observing the world around you, noticing the details, the small things take on such a greater value.