Stepping Up

“Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.” — Paul J. Meyer “It’s not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” — Vaclav Havel *   *   * All (but one) Lined Up • Sparrows on steps photo by Jan Logozzo © 2020

Stillness

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed.” — Eckhart Tolle “In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.” — Howard Thurman *   *   * Master of … More Stillness

Hiding

“All the secrets of the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight.” — Robin Sloan “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” — Sarah Dessen *   *   * A favorite sight in North American wetlands, the Great White Egret hunts in classic heron fashion, standing immobile … More Hiding

Patterns

“The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events.” — Jim Jamusch “The most basic way to get someone’s attention is this: Break a pattern.” — Chip Heath and Dan Heath *   *   * Natural Beauty ~ Female mallard duck’s distinction is found in the details. • Photo by Jan Logozzo © … More Patterns

Power of Love

“I say love, and the world populates itself with doves.” — Pablo Neruda “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix *   *   * Florence Griswold Museum guest artist Carole Maynard complements the peaceful beauty of Childe Hassam’s Isles of Shoals painting with symbolic holiday … More Power of Love

Nesting Places

“Thanks for this day, for all birds safe in their nest, for whatever this is, for life.” —Barbara Kingsolver “Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” — Tom Baker “Luxury must be comfortable. Otherwise it is not luxury.” — Coco Chanel … More Nesting Places

The season begins

“I pray this winter be gentle and kind— a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes “December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…” — John Geddes *   *   * And the season begins ~ Cardinal’s scarlet feathers add burst of beauty to snowy … More The season begins