Give Me the Simple Life

Yesterday I posted about wanting to be a bad girl at times. I was musing, and I find myself musing again today after reading a brilliant book.  I just finished Full Circle by Davis Bunn the other day, and there was a part in the book that had the girl thinking this.

“She hungered for a night without fear and a tomorrow lived in hope.  She didn’t ask for gaiety or unending joy, or a realm where all her dreams might come true.  All she wanted was the simple gift of a good day.  That and the touch of a man who reached for her in love.”

 Profound.

In life we all seem to want to attain greatness, wealth, notoriety.  We never seem to be satisfied with simple.  I’ve even felt that way myself.  However, if I sit down and really think about it, all I want is a simple life.  

I don’t want much.  I don’t need much.  A house that is comfortable. Not large, massive, cost a fortune house.  My family and I live in 940 sq. ft.  On two floors.  It’s tiny for four people.  But it’s not impossible.  After living this way, any house in the range of 14oo sq.ft. would be huge.  But that’s small in today’s world. 

I want a good man that will touch and reach for me in love.  I don’t need him to be famous.  I don’t need him to be this super successful businessman.  An average job where the bills get paid and there’s food on the table.  And not even fancy food.  Just good, healthy food.  A man who will love and cherish me and guide me through life.  A man who will support me as I continue in my writing career.

My writing career. I’m not shooting for an all famous author position.  Just to be able to share my words with children.  The simple joy in a good picture book.

As the lyrics to the song go:

“I don’t believe in frettin’ and grievin’;
Why mess around with strife?
I never was cut out to step and strut out.
Give me the simple life.

Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant.
Those things roll off my knife;
Just serve me tomatoes; and mashed potatoes;
Give me the simple life.

A cottage small is all I’m after,
Not one that’s spacious and wide.
A house that rings with joy and laughter
And the ones you love inside.

Some like the high road, I like the low road,
Free from the care and strife.
Sounds corny and seedy, but yes, indeed-y;
Give me the simple life.”

 

Give me the simple life.  Definitely a thing to aim for.  Why do we need the fancy and exorbitant?  Be satisfied with comfortable.  There’s nothing wrong with striving for more, but at some point, be satisfied with comfortable.

Signing off

~Kate

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