Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Thought From My Youthful Gatherings

William Ellery Channing wrote:

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.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Think You Are Having a Bad Day?

Some of these have got to hurt in the morning, but I found them funny. So much for my maturity.