by Sunil Bali, 07-10-18

It was my birthday last week. It’s reached the stage where the candles cost more than the cake.

In my greynaissance period, I find that simplicity keeps me happy and the words of the impressionist painter Philip Hoffman resonate ever more loudly: "I eliminate the unnecessary, so that the necessary may speak."

After all, there are only seven colours in the rainbow and look what Michelangelo did with these.

And there are only seven notes in music, but this didn’t stop Mozart from creating his masterpieces.

I think Leonardo da Vinci was right when he said that, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."



  • While cooking I accidentally rubbed some herbs in my eyes ….. now I’m parsley sighted.
  • I was delighted when the Tax authorities wrote to me and said that my tax return was "outstanding," especially since I don’t even remember sending it in.
  • A man has been shot with a starter pistol, police thinks it’s race related.

A doctor on his morning walk, noticed a wrinkled old lady sitting on her front step smoking a cigar, with a huge smile on her face. "I couldn’t help but notice how happy you look! What’s your secret?" asked the doctor.

"Every day I smoke ten cigars, drink a bottle of wine and eat pizzas and burgers. I’ve never done any exercise since the day I left school," replied the old lady.

"That’s absolutely amazing! You must have inherited some great genes. May I ask how old you are?" asked the doctor.

"Thirty-four," she replied.


Live big & love deep.