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

Solitude

“To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” — John Muir weighted with worry resting now in quieting space silence boosts the soul *   *   * Solitude ~ Swan among reeds • photo … More Solitude

Real Estate Special

“Real estate is the closest thing to a proverbial pot of gold.” — Aida Louise Huxtable delightful condo upper level balconies views of trees and sky *   *   * Condo Listing ~ Real Estate Special • Haiku poem* and photos by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three … More Real Estate Special

Social Distancing

“Distance means so little, when life means so much.” — Amit Kalantri “But we are social distancing. Why do we have to leave the beach?” *   *   * Social distancing as practiced by two gulls ~ photo and caption by Jan Logozzo © 2020

Balancing Act

“The critical part of a balance in life is choosing priorities.” — Byron Pulsifer “Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.” — Dr. Seuss *   *   * Flamingo Balancing Act … More Balancing Act

Assertiveness

“I really worked at becoming more assertive, and now none of my friends talk to me.” — Wendy Wasserstein “The biggest difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how your words and behaviors affect the rights and well-being of others.” — Sharon Anthony Bower *   *   * Listen to me! ~ White Ibis (male … More Assertiveness

Hope

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve two finch, feathers of rose, build nest of softness and love birth of hope and song *   *   * Two Finch ~ Haiku poem and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020

On the Fence

“Stop sitting on the fence. Life is waiting on the other side.” — Tiarra Tompkins “When you create a fence, you keep people out. But you also limit your mobility.” — Christopher Bollen *   *   * On the Fence ~ White Ibis silhouettes nicely against cerulean blue sky • Photo by Jan Logozzo, Flamingo Gardens, … More On the Fence

Barnacles

“God be thanked that there are some in the world to whose hearts the barnacles will not cling.” — J.G. Holland “Bad memories can attach themselves like barnacles to the hulls of our lives. And, like barnacles, they have a disproportionately large amount of drag.” — Richard Paul Evans *   *   * Beak of male … More Barnacles