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

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Five Senses

The sound of Sarah practicing piano.
The taste of tonight's chicken and dumplings for dinner.
The smell of pine and cinnamon candles.
The sight of Oswald's twinkling lights.
The touch of Rob's fingers wrapped around my hand.