Thursday, February 10, 2011

Handsome Boy

This is Benjamin. I adore him. His mama tried flossing his teeth for the first time today, and he was quite cooperative. When she was done, he looked in the mirror and said, "Handsome boy." Brilliant child.

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Symphony

To live content with small means;
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
refinement rather than fashion;
To be worthy, not respectable,
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;
To let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious,
grow up through the common--
This is to be my symphony.

~William Channing