I thought you might enjoy this quote from William Henry Channing while we still fiddle around with the back of a web platform. I would rather be reading, weeding or writing. Well, maybe not weeding, just poking about in the garden. It has been horribly neglected and is busy rewarding us with crazy, determined spring growth. I wonder if I will ever feel there is enough time in one day.
“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, to 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
Lovely. Particularly the bit about the ‘babes’. I did smile. While I continue to try to be the kind of person who lives content with small means and thinks quietly, I’m going to keep my eye out for some babes.
Posted by Louisa Thomsen Brits on 17 May 2012