Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer. Heyerdahl is notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between societies.
I do not wish to appear more intelligent than I am because my readers love me for being simple minded. So I confess….I do not recall having ever heard of Thor Heyerdahl in my entire life.
I am sure of this one fact. If anyone had made a statue of Thor, in America, it would have been defaced with spray paint, beheaded and tossed into the ocean. Simply because, being from Norway, Thor would have matched the lighter colors on the Sherwin Williams paint chart, if you know what I mean. (wink, nod)
The only reason I stumbled across Thor Heyerdahl’s name is because I read a quote from him that I appreciate.
“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”
The reason I appreciate Thor’s words of wisdom is because I have one of the new and improved, agitator-free washing machines. They use less water. I like that….I am a Conservative, you know.
On the down side, I must Wash my Washing Machine occasionally or it will smell as if “it used less water when washing my clothes.” My manual recommends Tide cleaner, so I use any brand other than Tide because I like to spread the wealth around.
My dishwasher also requires a special Dishwasher Cleaner now.
All this, in the name of progress. As my newfound friend, Thor Heyerdahl pointed out:
Let’s complicate simplicity.
( I am considering buying a new vacuum cleaner, but I will keep the old one just in case I have to…..
Vacuum my new Vacuum.)