Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Symphony



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 stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, 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

12 comments:

Bleudelavande said...

I totally agree whit your symphony!
Where you find it it's amazing!!!!
Have a nice monday, hugs.

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

Beautiful! Words to live by ~ if we try hard...
I would love to have this hanging somewhere in my home.
Love Ali x

cheryl kuhn said...

Wow, what a truly beautiful piece.I will have to look up more of his work. Love the line about babes and sages.

Chrissy said...

Start packing Laura...that home is in Denmark, could take us awhile to get there, but I'm in!!! Talk to you soon, Chrissy

Chrissy said...

Yes ...you are right that is where they are from, I was on soooo many sites yesterdy I forgot which one,what is the book called, I wonder if I can get it here in Canada??? Don't you just eat, sleep and dream about decorating(or is that just me)...going to go shopping with my girlfriend later...let you know if I get anything good!!!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I just hopped my way to your blog and I LOVE it! I had to join so I could find my way back.

Off to see more! Have a great day!

lottens vita och gröna said...

what a wise william! that words is like a hymn to the life!

warmhug lotten

Debby said...

I am blog hoppig and just discovered your wonderful blog, I love it.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

To be wealth not rich....says it all. Puts things in perspective don't you think??? I love your symphony...

Carole

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love the name of your blog. I love your symphony. I love the style of your posts. I love that you found me as it brought me here...now, I would like to tag you! One photo, all you. Don't be a stranger.

Happy To Be said...

What a beautiful post girl..thank you so much for coming by and seeing me..I have seen you at Chrissy before..and does the 52 stand for your birth year...see how nosey I am and you just met me ha ha!! mine was 43..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Each time I visit, I reread these stirring words of inspiration. As I trod forth - attempting to simplify my life - these are some of the very principles for living that I am striving for.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/