Saturday, September 25, 2010

180° South

We thoroughly enjoyed this documentary about true adventure, the Patagonian wilderness, dreams, the fight for conservation...

This, at the present moment, resonated with me:

"The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It's so easy to make it complex. The solution to many of the world's problems may be to turn around and take a forward step. You can't keep trying to make a flawed system work."
-Yvon Chouinard, Environmentalist and founder of Patagonia

We've been preparing for a cross-country move and have been paring down our belongings, attempting to simplify, get rid of useless crap, clear the clutter out. It is hard to simplify. Society has conditioned us to "need" so much. It's madness. I am sure that as we unpack our belongings and arrange our new space, more things will be headed out the door.