Monday, March 4, 2013
The Simple Life
I have been on the lookout for these charming, entrancing, bygone modes of transportation. The signs are a constant reminder to enjoy the simple things in life.
One day, out of nowhere, there it was.
I couldn't help but be fully conscious of the obvious dichotomy...A horse and buggy and a VW Jetta. Gives new meaning to the word "horse power!" The buggy was moving along with the family inside. On these wintry days, I am sure they were, at the very least, chilled. There I was toasty in my car with heated seats on full blast. Not even on the radar for simple. Made me think.
I do not know much about the Amish life. I am sure I will learn as it seems idyllic. I value simplicity. So much so that I am now taking one day a week and refraining from technology! No computers, email, cellphone, TV. One day to read, and write, have face to face conversations, bake, cook, and maybe take a walk. Amazing what i got done with that day. Just one day. And it was a good day.