The pleasures and riches of simplicity, it seems to me, arrive mainly through the senses, through savoring the world of a given moment. Hence my invocation of Epicureanism, a Hellenic "be what thou art" philosophy premised on the trustworthiness of the senses. It was a philosophy that extolled simplicity and prudence. . . . To Epicurus, nature comprised the universe; to me, it's most wondrous in its minute particulars.

Stephanie Mills, Epicurean Simplicity