simple isn't easy, but it's preferred..
after yesterdays prompt and my spin on it - i was talking to the fella about it.. how much i enjoy the way we live our lives.. we don't need expensive things to entertain ourselves.. and while i am much more nature oriented than he is, we still derive pleasure from the simple things.. but he reminded me that simple doesn't mean easy.. as i looked at him with a hmmm? look.. he went on about how much harder we have to work to have a simpler life.. that we don't take the convenient path.. his thoughts were that most people don't want the hassle or hard work of cutting trees, stacking wood.. the never ending cleaning from the wood dust that settles on everything.. never sleeping in because chickens need out of the coop.. shoveling long driveways of snow, gardening and canning food.. there is no food delivery in the boonies.. when it rains the cable goes out, as well as the land line phone.. and there is NO cell service..
but when i wake up in the morning before sunrise, i never grumble about having to get up and outside.. i love greeting the day.. i think it's funny that some mornings i'm waking the chickens up, coaxing them out to keep me company.. i love cooking and canning and eating veggies right off the plant and eating an egg straight from the coop.. and when i have to shovel snow, even tho it's getting harder and harder on my lungs.. i know it's good exercise for me.. i'd rather this than the gym..
so while i know it's harder work to live this way, i still consider it simple.. because i get to spend most of my days among wild things.. and there is such a serenity to walking with deer and sleeping with owls..