Simplicity (Tintinnabulation)


handbell choirThe Acadia Handbell Choir @ Southwest Harbor Library, Maine

 one year olds danced – six

year old played violin and

all ages choired!




painting of the kibbutz

painting of the kibbutz by Neil Waldman


vibrations move to

lift; enhance togetherness

highlight devotion

If Batman could choose a mate


Youth’s innocence


Choose youth’s innocence

awe and simplicity for

therein lies your strength



art by Walter Koessler


simplicity makes

for easy translation; ease

of swallowing truth

Definition #293 A Poetry Prose Piece

Walden Pond

Walden Pond


by Henry David Thoreau

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as
two or three, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail …

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.
To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome
and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the
companion that was so companionable as solitude …

If one advances confidently in the direction of his
dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has
imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in
common hour …

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.
So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and
took advantage of every accident that befell us. Sometimes, in
a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my
sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the
pines and hickories and sumachs, in undisturbed solitude and
stillness, while the birds sing around or flitted noiseless through
the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the
noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was
reminded of the lapse of time.

“Simplicity” by Henry David Thoreau from Walden. Public Domain.

Definition #195 Simplicity

From my face to Annika's 2015

From my face to Annika’s


Make the complex simple

awesomely simple;

that’s creativity!

translucent diadems.

Charles Mingus

Thoughts too weak:

make the complex simple;

empty them, start again:

they’re beyond cognition.

Luc de Claplers

Try for plainness


make the complex simple

polished core revealed.


Birdsong, sky and weather:

luminous and spare;

look through them to see the world;

make the complex simple!

Stanley Kunitz

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