Theatrics

“The greater the outward show, the greater the inward poverty.” — J. Krishnamurti showy theatrics obscure underlying truths audience will judge *   *   * Showtime ~ Heron Dance photo by Jan Logozzo • “Theatrics” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Unity

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” — J.K. Rowling coming together compass set on common cause leave discord behind *   *   * Gathering  ~  Barn Swallows gather for annual autumn migration  Photo by Jan Logozzo • ‘Unity’ Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

World Outlook

“Being on top of the world doesn’t mean anything unless you know what it’s like to be at the bottom.” — Rachel Smith perched high on top troubled world outlook gained best keep feet on ground *   *   * High-level Outlook ~ Sitting on top of the world • Photo and Haiku poem by Mary … More World Outlook

Restorative

“In one breath, I release all negative feelings and fearful thoughts, then fill up my lungs with wonder and awe and pure, unadulterated joy.” — Sara Baysinger graced with beauty nature’s handiwork transmits restorative awe *   *   * Healing Beauty ~ Goldfinch on Throne photo by Jan Logozzo • “Restorative” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © … More Restorative

Normalcy

America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.” — Warren G. Harding battered and frayed yearning for return of calm loss of normalcy *   *   * Weathered Pigeon ~ Photo and ‘Loss of Normalcy’ Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Empathy

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” ― Tahereh Mafi reaching out in space focusing beyond one’s self truly connecting *   *   * Connecting ~ Hovering Ruby-throated Hummingbird photo by Jan Logozzo • Empathy, Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Privilege

 “Privilege is not in and of itself bad; what matters is what we do with privilege.” — bell hooks seeing things not right balancing right against wrong weight of privilege *   *   * Privileged Stance ~ Regal Great Heron surveys surroundings • Photo by Jan Logozzo; Haiku poem “Privilege” by Mary O’Connor © 2020

No Crossing Guard

“It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.” — Gandhi marching in lockstep stops intimidating foes power in numbers *   *   * No Crossing Guard ~ Canada Geese on Ingham Hill, photo by Jan Logozzo • Haiku poem* by Mary O‘Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of … More No Crossing Guard

Resistance

“Sometimes there’s truth in old clichés. There can be no real peace without justice. And without resistance there will be no justice.” — Arundhati Roy heads tucked under eyes closed to world around blocking light of change *   *   * Resistance ~ Sleeping Mute Swans* photo by Jan Logozzo • “Resistance” Haiku** by Mary O’Connor … More Resistance

Appreciation

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy virus met with care hope and love seen in the skies flyover of thanks *   *   * Flyover ~ Gulls’ Aerobatics photo by Jan Logozzo, Haiku poem* Appreciation by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * … More Appreciation