Naptime

When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.” — Tom Hodgkinson “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” — Barbara Jordan *   *   * With their whitish … More Naptime

Listen up!

“You hear with your ears, but you listen with an open mind.” — Anthony T. Hincks “God has given you two ears —that should tell you something about the importance of listening.” — Jim George *   *   * “I’m all ears!” ~ Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

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