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

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Isaiah 32: 17 & 18

Be quiet.
Don't talk.
Listen.
And in the quiet I heard whispers
Of ways and paths.
In the quiet
Direction given,
Hope shown.
In the quiet
Faith built.
On quietness.
The stillness of the wind
As it moves around
Not through
The path of trees
That stand firmly in the way.
Eyes open wide
To see,
Ears to hear
The Truth.
Spoken quietly
From a quiet heart.
-Ivey Brown

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