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

Ice Conditions

“Among famous traitors of history, one might mention the weather.” — Ilka Chase “Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, ‘I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.’” — Maya Angelou *   *   * Let it snow — Roads still clear, … More Ice Conditions

Memories

“Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.” — Zig Ziglar “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” — Charles Kettering *   * * Autumn’s last gasp — Fallen Leaves, 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