When I began my blog and was looking for a name, I hit upon the phrase frequently used by my Hero’s Grandpy. After a meal, he’d sit back in his chair, release some imaginary air from each cuff (not well explained but no matter) and declare that he had enjoyed “an elegant sufficiency”. A few years previously we had been through a life-changing experience which caused us to reflect on our priorities and one word seemed to crop up frequently.
Whenever I thought of the word, I remembered a poster which hung on the wall at a school where I taught and thanks to the wonders of Google, I did a quick search and bingo! there it was here! More is most certainly not always better and then, as now, enough sums it up nicely.
Can I ever have enough ice cream though? (photo taken in Azugar last week)
This morning, I came across the word Lagom.
I appreciate, I’m behind a bit here. I wasn’t reading the papers last month when lagom was declared as the Scandi trend taking over from but not as much fun as hygge. So forgive me when I explain that I just came across this blog post here this morning
Yes! An Elegant Sufficiency!
Is it time to embrace the newest, latest trend then and rename my blog Lagom?
I don’t think so. I’ll just continue to live my life in the same elegantly sufficient style as I always have done. It’s good to think that the rest of the world is catching on, though