19 April, 2008

To Live By

I just found this is an old journal.  Amazing

My Symphony

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to the stars and birds; to babes and sages with open hearts; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never, in a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common.  This is to be my Symphony.

                                                                                    -William Henry Channing


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