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To live content with small means…

May 30, 2010

"Mojito" Lime Spearmint swirl

 

 Those who know me, know that I’m working hard to leave my real world  job to make fine handcrafted soap.  My not so daylight job consists of rotating 12 hour shift work;  you shift every few days,  often go 24 hours without sleep and have no windows.   

So at this time in my life,  I look for  direction.   This was written by William Henry Channing, 1898.  This is my goal.  

“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 and babes and sages with an open heart.  To study hard, think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions.  Never hurry.   In a word, to let the spiritual, the unbidden and the unconscious rise up through the common.  This is my symphony.”   

Channing’s symphony sings to me!

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