Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fierce Simplicity

It was obvious their life has enlarged
as much as reduced.
It has a simple beauty and clarity about it.
There is not one ounce of striving here.
There is no pretension.
There is no idle chatter.
There is no gossip,
or boasting,
or foolish speculation.
There is just hope,
and thankfulness,
and pain,
and an enviable ability
to cherish and inhabit this moment.
This has pared their existence down to a fierce simplicity.

~ Mark Buchanan

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