September 10, 2010

Cheers to Friday!

“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's Symphony: some background, and its appearance in an Arthur Brisbane editorial 
- from the 1906 collection, "Editorials From The Hearst Newspapers"”

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