Lens-Artists Challenge #91: Simplicity
Show us what simplicity means to you.
V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #91: transported
In the midst of chaos, what transports you to simpler times?
I was struck by the synchronicity of my two favorite blog challenges this week. Both numbering 91. It seemed quite natural to combine them together.
To be honest, the current – as V.J. so aptly describes it – chaos has made me want to crawl into a corner and wait for “this” to be over. However, that only momentarily happens in my imagination – and as tempting as it sounds, I realize it is not a tenable solution.
Being trapped. Isolated. Cut off from what I love to do and who I love to be with will never be a “new normal” no matter how long “this” lasts. I know the confusing uneasiness hovering everywhere isn’t unique to me. So there is solace in knowing…as is written with colored chalk on town sidewalks and on “Closed for Now” signs taped to store windows…We’re All In This Together.
Yes, we’re all in this together…at least six feet apart.
It’s far from simple or easy to understand. Too much change too fast. Too much horror for too many around the world.
So I try to remember nature’s simple pleasures.
My favorite spots…unchanged by the invisible invader lurking in all of our lives.
Where I am transported to “before.”
Whether it be the familiar soothing sound of the surf…
…or a calm quiet place to rest….
It’s worth holding on to the simple things…
As we wait…each in our own way…