To live content

To live content with small means. To seek elegance rather than luxury…. listen to stars and birds and babes and sages with an open heart. To study hard, think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions. Never hurry. In a word, to let the spiritual, the unbidden and the unconscious rise up through the common. This is my symphony.

~ William Henry Channing

Thank you to the wonderful Lianne Raymond for again sending me just the precise quote I needed at just the right moment.


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8 Comments

  1. Kimitomo Kishida
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Yes, I love your words and give this to my eleven years old daughter tomorrow morning. Thank you so much!

  2. Posted October 19, 2012 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    The right words at the right moment, yes. Like a gift arriving on a (digital) breeze. Thank you for being our curator of all good things!

  3. Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I love these words – somewhere I have this passage (poem?) in picture-book form.

  4. Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    I want to soak in every word.

  5. Claudia
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Wow – what synchronicity… I read those very words in a book I’m reading last night. Such wise and beautiful words!

  6. Posted October 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    This is a great great quote. I will add it to my journal. Thank you!

  7. Posted October 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Ahhh….

  8. Posted October 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Ohmyheart, this is stunning.

    Pure.

    Lovely.

    And one more time; Stunning.

    {Love.}