Life is Good

I have been wondering how spoilt I am – brought on by four days in an expensive hotel (I do love room service) and all the thinking time I have when I am doing real work but not any of the ancillaries, no housework or such. Firstly, it was a luxury to be working with a wonderfully cutting-edge think tank, clever young people, well-informed, dedicated and idealistic, and secondly, realising there is so little I want. I have everything I want, already, and every bit if it was chosen. I have never enjoyed excess, and having anything extravagant just makes me uneasy in anything but the smallest quantities. Simple, generic and good. The music I like, having my own home, work, family, friends, pets. It doesn’t have to have a meaning.

ps Just had the unelevating thought that maybe I can tolerate excess quite well when someone else is paying…

About Tricia Rose

Not distracted by shiny objects.
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6 Responses to Life is Good

  1. kathysue says:

    Aaaaah! Yes! contentment!! There is no amount of things or money that can give us contentment. happy to hear you have found yours, Kathysue

  2. Stitchfork says:

    What a wonderful world you have surrounding you!
    xo Cathy

  3. tammy says:

    you said it so well!
    i’ve always been contented with the simple small life, but since retirement my contentment almost borders on euphoria!
    i am just a happy person. and it’s so strange…
    really have had my share of heartache, loss and hard …
    but i love abe lincoln’s quote: “people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
    ‘course now we know that he suffered from deep depressions, but still i like what he said!
    cheers dear friend,
    tammy j

  4. kerrie says:

    your ponderings always encourage me. I don’t like excess either…I actually like bareness. If I ever find myself living alone again I will ditch the house and move into an open studio and decorate as minimal as I like.

  5. Luxury hotels do make wonderful places to ponder things! And I love that white linen, simply gorgeous!

    Kat :)

  6. Carole says:

    Thanks for visiting my blogs Tricia Rose, I am full of admiration for the lifestyle you have carved out for yourself and the lovely things you make. I lived in California in the sixties (Summer of Love and all that , seems like a life time ago OMG it is!

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