Living in simplicity is a virtue. In this digital age the world can become very complicated. We have to learn things never imagined a generation ago. I believe there is great gain in keeping life simple. Being strong in your inner self and learning to say ‘no’ are a big help. Maintain your peace and equilibrium. Recalibrate your priorities regularly. Value yourself to value others. The combination of this straight pohutukawa with the walnut lid reminds me to maintain high regard for the beauty of simplicity.
I have enhanced the wonderful grain of the pohutukawa with just a hint of wood dye.