The Problem with Simple

the problem with simple

Aspiring to live simply in a complex world is increasingly difficult. At least that is the way it seems when those products that you used to buy, because they were purely simple, change in their packaging overnight – with no warning and no customer service on the other end of the line. Beep. Beep. Beep. […]

Along the edges

along the edges

create moments ¦  be grateful  ¦ capture memories ¦  journey to the land of simple living ¦  let go of the past to invent a brilliant future where eyes are not watching where souls do not care along the edges we place it all there the things we no longer need or use or want garbage piles of seasonal […]

Eclipsing circle: the rise of a multifocal aethos

eclipsing circle with ellipse

Circle. What on Earth or in Universe is naturally circular or truly spherical, so that its appearance to the viewing eye from a random vantage point would be a perfect disc? I venture to say: nothing. Both sphere and circle are mere construences, abstractions of the human mind, repeated endlessly from their first manifestation hand […]

love in the details

contemplate the details

create moments ¦  be grateful  ¦ capture memories ¦  journey to the land of simple living ¦  let go of the past to invent a brilliant future when you finally feel ready to get off the spinning wheel the heights of days on tires the lows of tiring days because your intuition timidly whispers you or rather shouts but […]

Travel Lightly Through Life

travel lightly through life

Once upon a time my possessions were neatly displayed on my dresser, my desk, my bookshelves. My, oh my! My life was about me, what I owned and what I cared for. I collected things because of the culture that I was brought up in. I valued items with reckless abandon because I saw others […]

Felt vest

merino felt vest

Scraps are sometimes the leftovers of abandoned projects. Or the odds and ends of felt pants that somehow just weren’t meant to be… In any case, good quality materials are meant to be used/reused/upcycled. I am advocating for natural materials here, with a preference for those: organic naturally colored plant dyed native fibers locally grown […]

Spring Reflections

spring reflections

create moments ¦  be grateful  ¦ capture memories ¦  journey to the land of simple living ¦  let go of the past to invent a brilliant future sit and search the places you already know bursting with energy ready to jump at the chance to fish with a reed risking the dry clay powder slide a snake swims by […]

Freedom to us: freedom of the self

freedom of the self

The three of us, my wife, our little daughter and I, just came inside the kitchen building to start cooking lunch (baked duck with purple cabbage boiled in tomato sauce), watching a movie (Memoirs of a Geisha) and writing this post on paper in lap, respectively. The rays of the sun were caressing our bodies […]

The Joys of Presentless Birthdays

hand-dipped beeswax candles

When you already have enough, and chances are good that you do, the best present is presence – not presents in the form of wrapped gifts or other objects. Think about it for a moment. A birthday is definitely a reason to celebrate. Another year older, another year wiser, right?! So let’s start putting a […]

On the border of old and new

bear on request

create moments ¦ be grateful ¦ capture memories ¦ journey to the land of simple living ¦ let go of the past to invent a brilliant future in the micro village of yours keep walking with the signals lightly almost faintly on the edges on the borders hopping back and forth between old and new […]