Friday, June 01, 2012

Friday Frills


My Symphony

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, to think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.
To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with an open heart.
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious
 grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing

*Image via Elle

37 comments:

Helena Resende said...

Great post! loved your words! :)

Nuar said...

Hi, Sam!
What a beautiful symphony of thoughts, under that bucolic scene! Pure beauty!
I'll be back to see your weekly star's best looks!
Have a terrific weekend, darling!
XOXO,
María José
http://nuarbarcat.blogspot.com.ar/

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Keep your symphony with you as you travel the world these next few weeks! Have a wonderful and safe time. Will be here when you return to Frills and Thrills!

Beauty Follower said...

Nice photo and text!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post,
have a great weekend ;)

Bodil Huisman said...

Great picture and I love the lyrics.

LOVE,
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Tanesha-Marie said...

Hey I just came across your blog while perusing and just wanted to say what a lovely photo and the words are beautiful.

Tanesha x
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Kate said...

Amazing quote and beautiful photo!

Daniella said...

Hi sweetie,hope you're well :) I'm still having internet problems but i have kind family that let me use their internet every now and then.

These words are beautiful and true! I love your inspirational fridays :)

Take care and enjoy your upcoming weekend,Daniella xox

VintageDanielle said...

I always look forward to your Friday posts. Have a wonderful weekend,

Cathy said...

Beautiful quote and photo :)

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Lilli said...

Hi dear! this is just a great post!:) Enjoy your vacation and have fun!:) Kisses!!

Roberta said...

Love this post!
Enjoy your trip!
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Amanda Chic said...

Lovely post1! i like it so much :)

Fashion room lounge

A chic kiss ;)

Denise said...

Wow, I came here earlier and didn't find any post, so I knew you were on your way - then I saw your comment on my blog! I was so happy! I know you may face some difficulties to blog or comment, so don't worry about that, just have fun, enjoy your trip!
I toootally agree with your words now, especially this part: "To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion".
I was that way, once, looking for and buying designer clothes no matter the price. But later I saw it was not what made ME who I am, rather than I was the one who "carried" the clothes and gave them personality.
Now I have a friend who got addicted to buying ONLY designers clothes and to despise other kinds. I try to tell her that this is not the "answer", but she refuses to agree with me, and I, of course, respect her views, but knowing I was "there" where she is now, and that I changed - I hope for better!
Enjooooy yur trip!!!!! I will miss your daily posts, but I'll be happy knowing you are having fun!

Sabrina Musco said...

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Outside Looking In said...

Love the picture and beautiful words!

Fydez said...

Nice picture. I love the quote you put along with it. X

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

What a beautiful sentiment, Sam! I love it! And that image is heavenly.
Have a beautiful weekend, Hun!
xoxo

Sada said...

What amazing, amazing words. I'm particularly struck by this phrase: "to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious
 grow up through the common." Thanks for the "Feel-Good" moment of the day. And that photo is beyond divine. Thanks so much for popping by to comment, I'm always thrilled to see you there.
xo
Sada
Dressology HQ

Sada said...

ps. I've posted your blog on my blog pinboard on Pinterest. Check it out when you get back: http://pinterest.com/dressology/blog-love

xo
Sada
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Filh said...

Beautiful quote :)

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Sootjeelina said...

Amazing post!

xoxo Sootjeelina

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice words as usual!
Have a nice weekend <3

Sydney H. said...

So beautiful and wonderful photo :)

-Sydney xo

Teresa said...

such deep thoughts every women should consider<3

xx
teresa
www.trend-ish.com

Girl Lilikoi said...

what a lovely post! I love your beautiful words dear. I am following you on gfc and bloglovin

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The serial shopper said...

Thanks for your nice comment !
nice post !


xx,
Meelena

www.TheSerialShopper.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

this is beautiful......


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sip-n-wear said...

Nice...

Daphnée Kwong Waye said...

Friday frills are always a great way to have an awesome weekend :)

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Lolita in the Mix said...

Enjoy your weekend!

xoxo

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Tanii said...

I like the image! :)

Fashion-Bridge said...

Beautiful words of truth!

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

Marina said...

To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with an open heart... The words I needed to hear!

EYECANDYSTYLE said...

This word is closest to my mind when thinking about fashion:)"To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.". Great words by great man:)

Tali said...

words of truth idd!
Maybe want to follow each other? Let me know on my blog ^^

XX Tali
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Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I just adore and enjoy your writing so much


<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle


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