Back to basics… less is more… write to express not to impress … naturalist thinking … those are all phrases that virtually mean the same thing — keep it simple or as one of my all-time favorite clients so eloquently says, simpler-fi.
I smiled when she said it believing she blundered her words. She’s much smarter than I am, so my ego swelled and I rushed to correct her. Sensing my verbal pounce, she gently shook her head; not out of defiance, but to indicate I misunderstood. Then I realized her murmur was no consonant stutter; it was a timely, clever and deeply meaningful wordplay. To an impressionable and self-proclaimed minimalist like me, it was much more than a spoonerism, twas an inspiring life slogan — simpler-fi! Continue reading