Great thought on Simple things about the appeal of simple things to the complex mind.
Which made me think how hard it is for us to see that complexity arises from very simple causal factors, interacting with each other (see previous post)
Another thing: it seems our brains are blessed with pattern recognition abilities that are quite extraordinary but not always the best.
Take for example the following;
This is a randomly generated series of marks (I just made tem up).
Look at the series.
Doesn’t it seem like there is some kind of pattern, or like there should be here? Like it isn’t quite random.
Oh happy day. Garden greenshoots doing their thing and sun emerging from the clouds. Dinner with old friends tonight. Simple things, alright. They rock.