Lately I’ve been thinking about simplicity.

When I see my one-year old daughter completely caught up in a single task, I think of it.

When I sit outside in 60 degree weather in the middle of August, I think of it.

When I eat a delicious meal that was crafted by the hands of my wife, I think of it.

Dictionaries define simplicity as freedom from complexity or intricacy. Leonardo DaVinci said simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. I’ve heard many artists say that it takes great pains to make something simple. I agree.

But here’s something to think about: The great Henry David Thoreau says, “Simplify, simplify, simplify.”

But if he was being true to his principle, he would simply say, “Simplify.”

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