Quote 5/14 2012
Bought a wast-paper basket and carried it home in a paper bag
And when I got home, I put the paper-bag in the waste-paper basket
Simplicity in it's essence demands neither a vow of poverty nor the life of rural homesteading. As an ethic of self-conscious material moderation, it can be practiced in cities and suburbs, townhouses and condominiums. It requires neither a log-cabin nor a hair-shirt but a deliberate ordering of priorities so as to distinguish between the necessary and the superfluous, useful and wasteful, beautiful and vulgar.
David E. Shi