September 25, 2010

lather, rinse, repeat

The universe whispered "simplify" and she replied "Oh yes! I have many photos -like this one I took in Como, Italy-
and they are all organized and arranged by date and...." Then, through an "open window" came an unexpected "gust of wind" that sent the photos swirling into a jumbled, chaotic pile. "OH... I get it!" she said "Organizing is not enough- I should also classify, identify, specify..." and she went to work doing just that.
"No, no" said the weary Universe in a sterner voice..."I said... SIMPLIFY" - and this time the rains came, turning her neighborhood into a lake.
"Oh" she sighed in a much smaller voice.
And then came the carpenters, painters, plumbers, and electricians to remodel and rebuild, and she thanked the Universe for her most valuable lesson and added:
"I get it. No...REALLY... I. GET. IT....(seriously, no reason for you to show me again)...
"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?...Steven Wright
6 x 8 oil on canvas
a 10-minute sketch using Simplified shapes and an economy of values & colors

"The essence of voluntary simplicity is living in a way that is outwardly simple and inwardly rich"...H.D.Thoreau

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lago di Como -- one of my fave places.

Lovely painting at bottom.