Sunday, September 14, 2003

the simple life 

I've just got back from a few days camping and climbing in north Wales with one of my sons. Its so refreshing to put all the complications of normal existence to one side and have life reduced to the simplicity of basic needs - shelter from the weather (there was a lot of that!), food, companionship and some simple yet challenging goals to achieve (more about that here).

If only such a simple life could be sustainable. Unfortunately the tent, the climbing gear and the food have to be paid for, and I was there only out of the understanding and cooperation of the "significant others" in my life.

But it is good to reminded every once in a while of just how simple life can be. Basic survival needs, companionship and challenge. Together they go a long way towards building happiness.

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