Life is curious when it is reduced to its essentials. —Jean Rhys—
Life is always reduced to its essentials. We’re frail creatures: without water and shelter, we can’t survive. We may not think of our lives in these minimalist terms, but accidents of many kinds can disrupt our fragile web of protection. It makes sense, then, to assure ourselves of the best quality of life while we have it. This does not mean luxury or plenty;
a high quality of life accompanies a high standard of behavior and relationships. Clarity and honesty in our dealings with others will assure the quality of our lives. Simplicity is more satisfying than complexity. The less we get in our own way, the more clearly we can see these elegant essentials of life–elegant in that they are never extraneous. Life is indeed curious in the way it engages our full attention.Like a curious child, life presents me with the most interesting questions. I’ll be patient, and the answers will come.