Ordinary Perfection

"For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain."
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music" Rain by Priscilla Ahn

I will seek elegance rather than luxury,
refinement rather than fashion.
I will seek to be worthy more than respectable,
wealthy and not rich.

 catmasutra cat art: afternoon cat

I will study hard, think quietly,
talk gently, and act frankly.

 catmasutra cat art: Come Fly Away With Me

I will listen to stars and birds, babes and sages,
with an open heart.
I will bear all things cheerfully, do all things bravely await
occasions and hurry never.

 catmaSutra cat art - Ordinary Perfection

In a word I will let the spiritual, unbidden and
unconscious grow up through the common.

~William Ellery Channing

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