A Moment of Inspiration
I’m on my way to Australia and will be posting from there. I will be crossing the International Date Line so I won’t be arriving in Melbourne until Thursday.
I came across this item and found it to a perfect recipe for a terrific creative life.
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 and act frankly.
To listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages,
with an open heart.
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
await occasions and hurry never.
To let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.
William Ellery Channing
(1780 – 1842)