i recently visited middleton plantation near charleston, sc. there, under ancient live oaks, was a simple sharecroppers cabin, furnished as it was when lived in after the civil war. once again, i am intrigued by the simplicity of living with less. do we really need all the stuff we have? what do you really need to live? a bed, a table, a dresser, a chair, some beautiful light, and a bowl for apples. well, if only life could be so simple….