Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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 bear all cheerfully, to do all bravely, await
occasions, hurry never;
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and
grow up through the uncommon.
This is to be my Symphony

William Ellery Channing