This is to be 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, 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

The Shadow Hand (1896) by Charles Lacoste
The Shadow Hand (1896) by Charles Lacoste

 

 

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
― Anaïs Nin

 

photo: Arissa