A quiet mind is all we need. All else happens rightly, once the mind is still.

header photo

Simplicity of Light

On my walks there is often one thing in particular that tugs at my attention. Last Monday, the vibrant green of the golf course's grass was begging to be breathed in. On a couple afternoons, scattered bushes of small white daisies were a particular joy. Saturday. it was the clarity of the October light that caught my eye.

I wanted to put the clear quality of autumn's sunlight into a few juicy poetic words but came up dry - though the words may still come. However, this morning I came across a quote by Henry David Thoreau about autumnal light. He uses the word simplicity, "simplicity of light" - perfect.

"I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn, as if the earth absorbed none, and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints."


Go Back