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)
(One of the most illustrious-looking occasions I ever stumbled upon, Spain)
hurry never...this is my symphony.
-William Henry Channing