Simplicity the instance of being simple 2. freedom from complexity or intricacy 3. absence of luxury, pretentiousness or ornament 4. freedom from deceit or guile. I wonder how simple a life I truly live. I say I enjoy the simple things but what do I really mean by that? I look around my studio and it is anything but simple there are things all over. I am surrounded by much. They are things that are beautiful to me and bring me joy. I wonder how my life would be without them? I am lucky in that I don't have to do without them but just wonder the question about true simplicity. I am not brave enough to make a pledge to not buy anything "new" during the next year but it is an interesting thought to ponder. Living an open honest life free of guile and deceit makes sleeping at night much easier and something I've been working on. First you must be honest with yourself and sometimes that is hard. Simplicity a good word to think on as the new year approaches.