Mr. Channing

To live content with small means;

(A server on break I came across in Spain; I saw him as content - relaxed)

to seek elegance rather than luxury,

(My living room lives, 2010)

and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable; and
wealthy, not rich; to study hard,

(The Non-Scotman at his studies)

think quietly, talk gently, act frankly...
to listen to stars
(Nephew Johnmarc at the zoo, 2010)

and buds, to babes and sages, with open heart;

(The Non-Scotsman contemplating Puget Sound, 2010)

await occasions,

(One of the most illustrious-looking occasions I ever stumbled upon, Spain)

hurry never...this is my symphony.

-William Henry Channing

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