Simply Stated complexity

Think of some of the most calming experiences we can have: wind on a pond, watching a campfire, the smell of fresh baked bread, the rustle of leaves on a tree.  We experience these relaxing moments as simple.  Each one is filled with complexity.  Bread baking technology is thousands of years old.  The simple aroma of fresh baked bread combines hundreds of complex chemicals.  The aroma connects deeply into the memory of smell.  A breeze generates an infinite variety of angles and light retractions on the surface of a pond.  The same breeze in a tree overhead moves thousands of leaves. Each leaf is similar.  No leaf is exactly the same as any other.  We calmly watch leaves gently falling from a tree into the pond.  The interaction of air and leaves is far to complex for us to know which leaf falls next, or where exactly it lands.  All this complexity should overwhelm our senses.  But it doesn't.  A pond, a tree, a breeze combine to give us a moment of simplicity.  Simply stated considers the greatest complexity of all—God—and expresses that truth with simplicity.