"Note to Myself"
Never be deliberately obscure.
Life is difficult enough!
Don't add to the confusion.
Mark Twain on "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" includes as a rule: Eschew surplusage. (I always find these two words delightfully droll.)
Thomas Jefferson; Never use two words when one will do.
Lots of agreement there, and I try to work that way too when I write. And many urge a similar practice for photographers: avoid including what is unnecessary in an image. My problem is that, even after 16 years of working day after day making images, I'm still often unsure just what is unnecessary! Oh well, still time to learn . . .?