Thursday, January 24, 2008


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 stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; 
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

{via the paris apartment. Thank you Claudia!} ~ J

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