"Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci In my class’ study of American Transcendentalism last week, I got to remind them of Henry Thoreau’s famous quote: “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” You see, simplicity really is the ultimate form of sophistication, as the quote above states. That’s why the impromptu “vacation” we took on Wednesday night, though as simple as could be, was better than ever.
“I think you need a vacation,” Steve said to me as we walked in the door. I dropped my book bag and stack of papers to grade and kicked off my shoes. “That sounds GREAT,” I said. “What do you have in mind?” A little while later, I was in my pajamas and we were sharing take-out pizza and watching a movie we picked up from the library. It was perfect.
Sometimes, simplicity is all that you need.