there is a place i go
i have for always . . .
or anyway . . .
for a long long time.
there is a place i go.
in my mind. when i need to.
it’s an empty room. and there is light. and it is cool when i want it to be cool.
and it is warm when i want it to be warm.
and there is always fresh air to breathe.
and in my mind i can easily sit on the floor. and the floor is comfortable.
the carpet is clean and smooth. and soft to the touch. and it’s good.
in my mind
in my real life
every room is simple. there is everything i need. nothing superfluous and cluttered.
it’s so easy. so comfortable. so light and welcoming. i relax. i do not need tons of STUFF.
i look out the window and am delighted that i see whatever there is to be seen.
it is enough.
it may not be a grand vista. nor even a very beautiful view. but
there is always beauty to be seen. there is always beauty you know.
if only in the way a roof slants just so . . . and the branch of a tree sways in a breeze.
i love all kinds of china! i love the IDEA of having a lovely set of dishes for breakfast.
and pretty vintage plates to have ladies join me in charming luncheons with tea.
here’s the thing old bean.
i don’t drink tea. i like the idea of it better than i like the tea.
and i don’t even know enough ladies to have them at the wren house for special lunches.
the truth is
my beautiful and plain set of simple white dishes is all i need.
and they are all that i own.
they never cease to delight me.
they let the food on them be the star of the show!
and . . .
if i do have to want a special occasion to shine . . .
i can do it just as well with simple white dishes!
there is art in living a simple minimalist life. people tend to think it’s not very pretty.
but that’s just not true old bean!
what IS true of course . . . is that it’s not for everyone.
we all do what works best for US.
most people feel happier and more secure with LOTS OF STUFF around them.
and there’s nothing wrong with that at all!
please never think i’m pushing minimalism on you. i just love talking about it!
it makes me happy.
minimalism doesn’t have to be so minimal as to be clinical. and that IS true!
the more the world is with me . . . and it’s been much with me of late . . .
and the more my mind becomes cluttered . . .
the more i’m in need of rest
and the more i need my minimalist way of things.
it’s as if it says to me . . .
you have all you need. life is still good.
then i become overwhelmed with gratitude for my own life.
in my life
i have beauty to look upon. and function. and comfort. and love.
my mind can relax. i can breathe easily. i have space.
and i have just enough. and i am not drowning in stuff.
and . . .
as martha has said so many times that it’s almost very tiresome now . . .
if it weren’t so true in this case . . .
” it’s a good thing. “
she might say it . . .
and i do too!
til soon old bean.