Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Symphony

Original Watercolor - 11x15

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


  1. Martha this is beautiful - so peaceful! Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog - hope you are staying warm!

  2. Martha, i can't help but look at your blog and admire all those beautiful watercolor paintings. I hope to be as good as you someday! :)