Simple Meaning


Return to the Quest

Love. It has steered me back to the quest for simplicity, more than a year after my Thoreau class concluded. The yearning for a less complex life is still there and love is a possible avenue to this goal - this I firmly believe. Ironically, I also percieve love as the end goal in this quest: A love that is pure and stripped of any superfulous influences - a love that simply exists within in its own realm and is entirely defined by itself. Perhaps that's what I am reaching out to be: a person defined strictly by myself, existing in my purest and simplest form. It's an idea that is completely abstract, since I and all others cannot avoid being complex, given the external influences that constantly morph to define our stance to ourselves and our environment. Nevertheless, it's a journey I am willing to embark on again, with a slightly different approach. I have returned.