Hunger

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — Mother Teresa “It is important for people to realize that we can make progress against world hunger, that world hunger is not hopeless. The worst enemy is apathy.” — Reverend David Beckman *   *   * Biting off a beak full ~ Sparrow with … More Hunger

Illusion

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” — Voltaire Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” — Mark Twain *   *   * Depicting such characters as Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat, the first to climb Mont Blanc in 1786 (the two leftmost figures on … More Illusion

Tranquility

“The fruit of silence is tranquility.” — Arabian Proverb “The river is such a tranquil place, a place to sit and think of romance and the beauty of nature, to enjoy the elegance of swans and the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.” ― Jane Wilson-Howarth *   *   * Morning Meditation ― Every day … More Tranquility

Flock of Sheep

“We’re a nation of sheep. If you go out and look up at the sky, people around you will start looking up at the sky.” — Alan Abel “One of the saddest facts of the human condition is that most people follow the herd. Sometimes, of course, the herd is morally right. That, obviously, is … More Flock of Sheep

Bones

“The tongue has no bones, but can break a heart.” — Ed Sheeran “To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire *   *   * The skeletons are out for Halloween. ~ Photo at Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, Conn., by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Tree Hug

“A hug is an amazing thing. It’s just the perfect way to show the love we’re feeling but can’t find the words to say.” —Johnny Ray Ryder “If the tree doesn’t hug you back, it’s not a problem with the tree, it’s a problem with your heart.” — Donald L. Hicks *   *   * Symbolizing … More Tree Hug

Centerstage

“Let there always be a bright spot in your heart for the people around you. They might need a bit of sunshine.” — Ron Baratono “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” — J. K. Rowling *   *   … More Centerstage