Hypocrisy

“Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry.” — Julie Motz pretending to be display wannabe image hybrid existence *   *   * Symmetry ~ Blue-crowned Parakeets all lined-up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Hypocrisy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Set a cool drink on these summer coasters…  and relax! Cork-backed, set of four, $15.68. … More Hypocrisy

Tribute

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”  — Paul Tsongas sacrifice of all memorials tell our thanks honor and glory *   *   * Symbol of Service — People around the world recognize poppies in remembrance of those lost fighting for their country, a tradition which began during World War I … More Tribute

Be Strong

“You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” — Tilman J. Fertitta close eyes to rain’s tears stand strong in fiercest of winds sun’s cheer will break through *   *   * Symbol of Strength ~ Bald Eagle, with its characteristic white head, represents strength and liberty for the United States • Photo … More Be Strong

Leap of Faith

“She took a leap of faith and grew her wings on the way down.” — David Brinkley keep eyes wide open awesome leap into unknown confidence triumphs *   *   * Leap of Faith ~ Olivia, award-winning gymnast, spreads her wings • Watercolor painting and “Leap of Faith” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Softness

“When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness.” —Vera Nazarian “Be soft, don’t let the world make you hard. Be gentle, don’t let the people make you difficult. Be kind, don’t let the realities of life steal your sweetness and make you heartless.” — Nurudeen Ushawu *   *   … More Softness

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

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In … More In Flanders Fields

Competition

“Life is not a competition. Life is about helping others and inspiring others so we can each reach our potential.” — Kim Chase *   *   * Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox; Fenway Park, Boston, April 16, 2017, Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Champion

“Champions are not the ones who always win races — champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to … More Champion

Resolve

“For me, this is not a day of fanfare. This is a day of serious resolve for what I believe is a most important position.” — Asa Hutchinson *   *   * Sculpted by Nilda Comas, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Venetian Arts Society, the “Florida” monument stands in Smoker Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL, in … More Resolve