Monday, April 26, 2010


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 listen to stars and birds,

babes and sages, with open heart

to study hard,

to think quietly,

act frankly,

talk gently,

await occasions, hurry never

in a word, to let the spiritual,

unbidden and unconscious,

grow up through the common

-this is my symphony

William Ellery Channing

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