The sweetest moment I’ve ever known in 24 years on Earth involved little more than a vanilla scented candle, soft music, and light refracting off beads of water suspended on waxy leaves outside my bedroom window. “The simple things..” they told us, and off we went and became complex.
And through our inner complexity we were able to bring only outer simplicity to the world around us. And so outer simplicity is all I came bearing. Until I met a man, simple within, who bought great outer complexity (and beauty) to my life. And so inwardly simple I became. I threw out most everything save the candles and the tea pot. Deleted all but the most necessary of music. And after 6 months of reduction and simplicity, enjoyed the most magnificent moment of my life.
You do not need another to love. Just love.
You do not need valuable possessions. Become of value to yourself, you are your most valuable possession. And you are with yourself everywhere you go.
You do not need to listen to your ego. Perfection is on its way.
Nestle in, child. Let me keep you warm with tales of silly things I did before I realized my own divinity.
Oh how uproarious our laughter might be at all the missteps I took before I began to humble myself and listen. And laughter, still, at all the missteps I still take, however, this time, never in vein.
A ‘thank you’ to these men.
We owe you our lives.