Transformations: My Symphony

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy…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

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4 Comments on “Transformations: My Symphony”

  1. Olive Rosehips Says:

    An excellent verse, one to embrace and ponder for a lifetime.



    • thestylegent Says:

      Thank you Olive, this quote is for me, is a summation for how we can achieve contentment and balance in life.


  2. Silverlight/Whiteleaf Says:

    This passage reminds me of Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel (often called simply Pachelbel’s Canon). The peace, serenity, balance and contentment in that piece of music seems to evoke the ideas in Channing’s words.


  3. Adrian Klein Says:

    What a great symphony must be, what a great inspiration, I’m truly touched by these words.


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