In a world of Facebook and Pinterest challenging us all to be a wildly imaginative super-human version of our selves, it’s easy to feel burnt out creatively. We see our friends and inspirations crafting together masterpieces out of a carefully curated collection of vintage yardsticks, salvaged antique piano parts, and chicken feeders from their great-grandparents’ farmstead.
I know sometimes it makes me wonder how I can measure up. (No yardstick pun intended.)
A wise friend once said, “Get back to the basics, and things will fall in place.” And I think that is a good thing for us junkers to remember.
This weekend I cut some peonies from my garden and placed them in a pretty blue mason jar. It is nothing unique, I didn’t have to “think outside the box.” But it made me smile.
Sometimes the most simple things are the most beautiful.