About The Simple Swan

The Simple Swan ~
Reflections on Elegance

El-e-gant /’elegent/ adjective

  1. pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner
  2. tastefully refined and dignified
  3. admirably concise and simple

Imagine standing in a frustratingly long line behind someone who remains calm and courteous. Whether young or old, rich or poor, man or woman, that’s elegance.

Imagine being welcomed into a neat and cozy home. No matter its size or location, that’s elegance.

Imagine someone graciously and humbly serving food at a soup kitchen. By helping solve a big problem in a small way, that’s elegance.

These are just a few examples of the serenity and simplicity that elegance can bring to every area of our lives. Elegance is so much more than going to the opera in glitzy clothes or using the right fork at a fancy dinner. I truly believe by placing higher value on elegance, we can create a more peaceful and pleasing world for ourselves and others.

If any of this sounds appealing, this blog is for you. Every Sunday morning, The Simple Swan encourages us to take a deep breath, smooth our ruffled feathers, and recenter ourselves so we can glide through our days with the elegance of a simple swan.

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Featured Art ~ Swans, Berthe Morisot, 1885

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.”
~Coco Chanel