I always aim for spareness but find myself working in tiny clearings in the forest of messes. I have been ruthless in my editing of objects for our winter exhibit. With snow in the forecast I can let go of an anticipated crowd and can lean toward the ease of a bowl, and enjoy the simplified landscape under a blanket of snow.
To Spareness: An Assay
You lean toward non-existence
but have not yet become it entirely.
For this reason, you can still be praised.
The tree unleafing enters your dominion.
An early snowfall shows you abide in all things.
--from To Spareness: An Assay, by Jane Hirshfield, 2005