…the supreme excellence is simplicity.

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“In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity”

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Photo: ME

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4 thoughts on “…the supreme excellence is simplicity.

  1. “In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity”
    ***
    As I play out my existence on the back nine of this life, I come more and more to embrace and appreciate the truly pure and simple pleasures sans bling, sans verbosity, sans complexity, sans bullshit.

    In the Army they say, ‘KISS—Keep it simple Stupid’

    I am a U.S. Navy Sailor, but I do give the Army a little (very little) credit.—I am only half-joking of course.
    In other words, I used to be guilty of being ‘Polonius’.

    Now I am trying to shuffle off ‘Polonius Ways’ in my writing (“Still not quite there yet Gertrude.”) and trying to be more like…
    No one comes to mind.
    And everyone comes to mind.

    Yet a writer who tries to ‘write’ like ‘other’ writers is no writer at all; he/she is merely a cheap mirror.
    If I may be so vain: the one thing, perhaps the only thing I am prideful of, happy of, is that I do not attempt to copy the style of another. I do, however ‘borrow’ the work of others if it ‘adds value’ to my work. And I (most) always give thanks and acknowledgement to whomever I am ‘borrowing’ from.
    But to use a trite and over-worked cliché,

    “What you see (with me) is what you get.”
    (I do believe there is a song in there… somewhere)
    ***
    Your blog always piques my mind (probably more than you wish to hear/read about—hahaha)

    Thank you for sharing.
    (And for making me ‘think out loud.’)

    Cheers,
    –Lance
    P.S. Beautiful photo too!

    Like

  2. Reblogged this on Texan Tales & Hieroglyphics and commented:
    Purplerays is a wonderful site.
    A lot of my writing inspiration/prompts are generated from there.
    I cannot more highly recommend you pay a visit.

    Below are my thoughts on this recent post from there:

    “In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity”
    ***
    As I play out my existence on the back nine of this life, I come more and more to embrace and appreciate the truly pure and simple pleasures sans bling, sans verbosity, sans complexity, sans bullshit.

    In the Army they say, ‘KISS—Keep it simple Stupid’

    I am a U.S. Navy Sailor, but I do give the Army a little (very little) credit.—I am only half-joking of course.
    In other words, I used to be guilty of being ‘Polonius’.

    Now I am trying to shuffle off ‘Polonius Ways’ in my writing (“Still not quite there yet Gertrude.”) and trying to be more like…
    No one comes to mind.
    And everyone comes to mind.

    Yet a writer who tries to ‘write’ like ‘other’ writers is no writer at all; he/she is merely a cheap mirror.
    If I may be so vain: the one thing, perhaps the only thing I am prideful of, happy of, is that I do not attempt to copy the style of another. I do, however ‘borrow’ the work of others if it ‘adds value’ to my work. And I (most) always give thanks and acknowledgement to whomever I am ‘borrowing’ from.
    But to use a trite and over-worked cliché,

    “What you see (with me) is what you get.”
    (I do believe there is a song in there… somewhere)
    ***
    Your blog always piques my mind (probably more than you wish to hear/read about—hahaha)

    Thank you for sharing.
    (And for making me ‘think out loud.’)

    Cheers,
    –Lance
    P.S. Beautiful photo too!

    Like

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