"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
― Mark Twain

Hayward, WI 2010



Birthday Wishes from Baba

To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury;
refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable;
and wealthy not rich;
to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly;
listen to the stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
wait occasion, hurry never
in a word,
to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious
grow up thru the common.....
this is to be my symphony