Thursday, June 24, 2010
These Little Wonders
"My Symphony" by William Henry Channing
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,
To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;
To bear all cheerfully,
Do all bravely,
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.
Today: finish article, mass, submit a different article, write another letter, pack for home.
"The typical intellectual need not possess special knowledge of anything in particular, nor need he even be particularly intelligent, to perform his role as intermediary in the spreading of ideas." - F.A. Hayek, Road to Serfdom