Simplicity | Teen Ink


November 4, 2012
By IfLifeGivesYouLemons PLATINUM, Sacramento, California
IfLifeGivesYouLemons PLATINUM, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life

A drop of dew on a leaf
Reflecting the sunshine
Glassy, glossy, gorgeous
Tiny, fragile, delicate
A tap of the finger and it shatters
Tiny and weak, yet beautiful

A crisp red apple in fall
Juicy, sweet, crunchy
Hard as a rock, yet soft enough to bite
A deep, vivid, red
Sugary sweet and tasting of autumn

Micro dynamic processor?
No thanks
High definition 16 gigabyte memory storage?
Not needed
Life is complex, with twists and turns
Let’s enjoy the simple things

A hint of vanilla perfume
Sweet and subtle, not too much
Delicious to the nose
Void of complex fragrance names

But what’s simple anymore?

Is a drop of dew simple?
H²O gathered from the process of condensation due to cooler temperatures caused by the subtle tilt of earth?

Is an apple simple?
Comprised of hundreds of million of cells composed of microscopic parts and specially generated down to the last detail to create the highest likelihood of seeds being spread?

Is vanilla perfume simple?
Fragrance developed in the lab specifically to be pleasing to the human nose and chemically engineered to evaporate at exactly the right rate?

Nothing is simple anymore.

What about simplicity itself?
Simplicity is just that…simplicity
Simplicity has yet to be made complicated
Let’s enjoy simplicity

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