Words [I try] to live by…

Categories: About Me,Getting Started,Poetry
February 28, 2010

Tori Walker Open Book My Symphony Post Barn and Flower

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 H. Channing

Be Sociable, Share!

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment


Hi, I'm Tori, and welcome to my open book. I'm a freelance writer and web designer. This site is my scratch pad for thoughts and ideas, experiences and inspiration. Go ahead, eavesdrop on my life a little bit, you know you want to...