Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Symphony



"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 Henry Channing

12 comments:

Marcie said...

Looks like a painting from one of the 'masters'. WOW! Absolutely stunning.

Country Girl said...

It does look like a painting, Mary. And I wish I could be more like Mr. Channing's symphony. Really, I do.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Those are definitely words to live by. And relevent in these times, to remember that not everything has to be bigger and better.
Jen

Carolynn said...

Oooo...I like that. Those are definitely words to live by. That's such a beautiful spot you visit, especially with the morning mists rising off the water to greet the morning sun. Beautiful.

Carolynn

spread your wings said...

beautiful photo - wonderful quote - words to live by. i'd like to print this quote out and hang it in my office.

hele said...

Every single one of your posts is like a small gift tucked into a beautiful forest corner.

robin bird said...

this is a stunning shot and dear to my heart since we live so much in the mist and fog here for the long winter months. how beautiful to see the sun how the is breaking free! thanks for visiting me today :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love this. I've always wanted to capture morning mist. One of these days...

Christina said...

This has always been one of my favorite quotes. Gorgeous image to go along with it.

Digital Polaroids said...

It looks like an impresionist painting!

Louise said...

If we could all always follow this advice! Love the mist on the water.

burning windmill said...

Gosh yes, what more can be said than wow, you caught it at bob on the right moment, very well done, I'd love to be able to do something like this myself!

Have a lovely day!