Craving simplicity



1. the way the light falls into my bedroom 
2. at the kitchen sink 
3. portrait of a lemon
4. yellow & film 
5. dancing forever - from a photo session today 
6. drips of colour

And yet again, I hit the break in the middle of the highway - seat belt locking fast and firm and my car, my life, my mind jolting to a stop.  I pull open my laptop screen and browse, browse, browse - in a constant flux of procrastination, my eyes search for more and yet all I want is less, to simplify, to declutter, to empty.  But I crave more?  I crave the ability to take better photos?  I crave collaborations?  I crave success.  When, oh when, I ask myself will I learn that the journey is the destination - that, except heaven, there is no glimmering, glistening, perfect life.   To stop comparing and start doing -- that is the ultimate destination.  To live simply and wholly and breathe today's air as if it were our last breath on earth.

Forever craving simplicity, normalcy and ease and yet?  I have it here.  Right now.  I own my life (and you own yours) and the choice is ours.  Let go.  Release.  Push away the blogs, books and social media accounts that tell you 'less is more' because without them is less.  Seek less, seek Him.

Have you been craving simplicity and ease amidst a storm?

x

32 comments

  1. Yes, this is beautiful. I do crave simplicity and normalcy in the midst of life's swirling storms that never seem to stop.
    Thank you for this.

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    1. Thank *you* for commenting: craving simplicity and normalcy within the storm is only ever normal, right? :) Hope you're having a lovely week! xx

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  2. Your photography is stunning! Followed as soon as I saw your blog :)

    Edie x
    thelifeofedie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. How kind of you to say! Thanks for your sweet words and for following along on my blogging journey. :) xx

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  3. beautiful pictures!! xxo
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  4. you have a great blog)
    Do you want us to follow each other on the GFC and to keep in touch?
    I always follow back!
    http://www.mosaictrends.com/

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    1. Hi there! I'm headed over to your blog right now. :) Thanks for commenting! xx

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  5. I do crave simplicity and just being able to spend more time being creative. Your photos are such a beauty and an inspiration

    Natalia | Lindifique

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    1. Thanks Natalia! I'm absolutely thrilled this inspired you. xx

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  6. Thank you for saying this - I absolutely love this post. I crave simplicity day in and day out and yet I don't let it into my life.

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Simplicity isn't a matter of doing - or waiting for it to happen - it is a matter of being. You must be constantly peaceful, grateful, measured, etc. and a simple life can and will only follow. :) xx

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  7. Ahh, your pictures are so beautiful darling! :)
    Simimaus

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    1. Thanks so much, Simona! <3 xxx

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  8. Such a beautiful blog! So glad I came across it. Gorgeous photos!

    sierradanielle.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Sierra! I'm so glad you found it. :) xx

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  9. Wow, you took amazing photos, dear! And btw, I think that sometimes we're all craving for simplicity, but as you said - there is no perfect life.

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw, thanks so much! Yes, we all crave simplicity - but really? There is no perfect life. So true. xx

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  10. You have truly blown me away with your work! I loooved scrolling through your photos and getting a glimpse into your life--that photo of the girl twirling is perfect! Great shots! :)

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    1. You genuinely put a smile on my face: thank you so much Kiki!! :) x

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  11. The photos look stunning!

    xo,
    priceless-ambition.blogspot.pt

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    1. Thanks so much, Sabrina and Sara! :) xxx

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  12. What perfect words! Amen, amen. That first photo just makes me feel rested and peaceful. :)
    I just returned from a summer of living out of a suitcase and realized how much stuff I have and just don't need. I realized that I really don't need much more than what I can fit in a suitcase and that's so freeing. Simplicity is what I'm seeking, though I often get distracted, so thanks for reminding me.
    xo,
    Linds

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    1. Thank you for being so open and honest and so, incredibly kind. I can completely resonate with living out of a suitcase and then coming home, only to realise that you didn't need as much as you own. How ironic it is that less is more. Thanks for commenting! Let's chat soon! xx

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  13. Your photography is absolutely amazing! I just wanted to let you know that i nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congrats!
    Jenna Marie | jennamarie98.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, Jenna!! You are the kindest! Thank you so much for the nomination; at the moment, I'm unable to participate (due to other work-related priorities) but I'll definitely let you know if I'm interested in the future. :) Thanks! xx

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  14. NO KIDDING, one of my favorite posts ever. I can relate to this so much! Especially the "I pull open my laptop screen and browse, browse, browse - in a constant flux of procrastination, my eyes search for more and yet all I want is less, to simplify, to declutter, to empty." Brilliant!

    Also, I love the picture of the lemon. ^-^

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    1. Jenny, your comment was an absolute joy and delight to read! I am absolutely thrilled to hear this is one of your favourite blogs posts & that you can relate to it so much. Glad you like the lemon picture, too! I have some more lemon pictures I'm planning on posting soon. ;) Much love! x

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  15. This post. Just yes. I believe I read a quote once that said if little things make you happy, then you'll be happy everyday. What a beautiful way to live life, and what beautiful photos you've taken to show that!

    You are always a breath of fresh air.

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    1. What a simple but magnificent quote -- and it is so, so true! I definitely do strive to find happiness in life's littlest (sometimes seemingly insignificant) things and I'm glad you think my pictures reflect that.

      *You* are always a breath of fresh air; thanks so much for stopping by. :) X

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  16. Your blog just keeps getting better ever time I look at it - love the new design! Such a refreshing post, I totally agree xx

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    1. What a compliment - thank you so much! I am always trying to improve myself & my blog so I glad you think it's getting better. :) So glad you like the blog post. xx

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