On Perception of Simple

Green st, cambridge


At times we pass by,
oblivious and aimless wandering
in search of perfection.
But it's just there,
prepared plainly and purely
undisguised and patient,
waiting for perceptions to adapt,
for visions to conform.

The perception of simple
is my kind of perfect.
The kind that is unaffected,
rich and familiar.
The understanding kind...

The type that remains unruffled
and behaves and stays constant.
Perfection is simple,
the rest is what's changed.

Green st, cambridge




Green st, cambridge


Green st, cambridge


Green st, cambridge


Green st, cambridge


blue door and bricks, Green st, cambridge




bricks, blue and grey


Green st, cambridge




10 responses

  1. Lovely photos! 🙂

    September 15, 2012 at 3:55 PM

  2. Your words and images continue to make me homesick even though I’ve been away for so many years. Can one ever really leave one’s homeland? The last time I walked the streets of England my feet and heart felt so much at home. My sons will feel the same about Canada but I will never feel really at home here. I guess that is the quandary of the first generation immigrant – thank you for reminding me…

    September 16, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    • I promise, that is exactly my intention! And you keep encouraging me to get more photos of Cambridge, my home away from home. And the answer to your question… No! I always breath a sigh of relieve when I step foot in Portugal and was overwhelmed when I landed in Malawi.

      September 17, 2012 at 9:47 AM

      • Ah, so bitter sweet! We both obviously love where we are but the call of home always fills our hearts…

        September 17, 2012 at 10:24 AM

  3. Stella…..your photos, your words, your food…all of it….beautiful! and a treat to read Thank you xxx

    September 17, 2012 at 9:56 AM

  4. I really have to visit and soon as your images always capture the essence of where you call home and a place for me that holds many dear memories.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM

  5. Lovely pictures! I agree with your idea of simplicity.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    • Thank you! Simplicity is beauty itself.

      September 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

  6. I’m a lover of simple (but meaningful) words. I found just that here!

    September 23, 2012 at 1:04 PM

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