From: Set your Style
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
"William Henry Channing's Symphony" by Arthur Brisbane
(an editorial from the Hearst Newspapers, ca. 1920)
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, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
WILLIAM HENRY CHANNING.