We went to see our woods for the first time in months. It was a cloudy and a little rainy day.
I found this peculiar blooming bush with the most delicate little flowers. I don't know what it is - none of the blooming trees and bushes I know are yet blooming.
I haven't posted anything in a while. I feel like I am starting to sound like a broken record. I feel like I shouldn't post unless I feel like I actually have something to say. I don't want to waste your time reading forced posts, which I wrote just to have something to post.
But the idea of simplicity is timeless. The idea that we shouldn't be greedy and hoard more than we need will never get old. The recent tragedy in Bangladesh, where a large clothing factory providing underpaid labor for many clothing brands, collapsed because it was not properly maintained and security checked, killing hundreds of workers, was another reminder that should really sting us deeply.
Do we know where the things we consumer are made?
Do we know how they are made, and what the real costs are?
Do we honestly think that other human beings should pay with their own lives so that we can have cheap clothing?
If not, why are we refusing to acknowledge the facts, why are we still continuing to support the brands using what is no better than slave labor? Is it because they are so far away from us, we can almost pretend they are not there?
I have been reading lots and lots. It's good, it reduces my time spent on the computer!
Honestly, lately I have been dwelling on spiritual matters much more than simplicity and minimalism. Simplicity makes room for this, obviously, as my mind isn't busy thinking about STUFF -or lack thereof- all the time.
I want to share this drawing of angels that Indiana made recently, and with this I wish you all a blessed spring time!