First, do you know who coined these iconic three words? Wikipedia to the rescue: “Less is more”, is a phrase from the Robert Browning poem “Andrea del Sarto, also called ‘”The Faultless Painter'” published in 1855. Less is more (architecture), phrase adopted by 1947 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as a precept for Minimalist design and architecture.”
These words swirl in my head. Recently, I’ve been approaching my days with set practices, activities, and a To Do & To Be List that always fills a page by 6:00 am! This often leaves me feeling overwhelmed which leads to procrastination which leads to guilt. Yuck!
As Blake, my wise 2 year-old grandson, would say, “Too much!”
Yesterday, Anita M. Jackson, my visionary friend and writing sister, posted this statement using one of Facebook’s bright, violet colored backgrounds:
“You’re one decision away from changing the rest of your life.”
It stopped me cold like when you get brain freeze from eating too much ice cream, too fast.
Today I’ve decided to ponder my words and world with fresh eyes. I will ask,
“When, where, and with whom can I embrace the mantra of “Less is more?'”
More importantly, what does the phrase “Less is more” mean to you?
With May ending and Summer starting on June 21, perhaps your thoughts are traveling to…
Less work, more vacay.
Less stress, more bliss.
Less clothing, more comfort.
Less words, more impact.
Less distractions, more writing.
Less doing, more being.
Less sugar, more veggies.
Less cold, more warmth.
Less ego, more peace.
Replies are welcomed!
P.S. Your invitation awaits you! Why not join me and 22 writing sisters for “less distractions, more writing” at the
St. Pete Writing Retreat: ReNew Your Body & Creative Soul, October 29- November 3, 2017?
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