“Simplify” has become something of a buzz word in the United States. In my weeks in Italy, I have learned what that really means. In the small mountain town where I am, the people eat less but enjoy more. The food is simpler, fresher, cleaner and tastes incredible. Meals are not eaten on the go. They are experienced slowly. There is junk food here but you have to seek it out. It’s not ubiquitous.
Italians walk more and have less. There is simply less stuff here. Less time indoors and more time with friends. More time to relax. More time with your family and away from work.
As I head back to my home and my job and my chaotic schedule and my house full of stuff, I intend to spend some time contemplating how to really simplify. How can I bring “dolce vita” home with me now that I’ve truly seen it in action?