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  • Writer's picturePaul Cotter


The older I get, the more I appreciate the beauty of simplicity. And I've found, as I'm sure you have, that simplicity is not as simple as it appears.

Creating a photograph with a simple composition and no extraneous elements requires practice, effort and attention to detail. The same holds true for writing. As Mark Twain quipped, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

It’s said that it takes 10 years of study to master the Japanese tea ceremony – the epitome of simplicity and harmony.

Simplicity takes work. But the result is deeply, simply satisfying.

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