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,
in a word,
to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common
--this is my symphony.
— WILLIAM HENRY CHANNING
There are some days when I think I'm going
to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
"Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do."