Parity

“This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie hope for parity erupts in show of fury no longer silent *   *   * Hope ~ Bearded White … More Parity

Solidarity

“True happiness comes from living life in harmony with all that is.” — Gail Lynne Goodwin tiny blossoms stand in unity with others harmony proclaimed *   *   * Harmony ~ Lilies of Valley photo and Solidarity Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, … More Solidarity

Protest

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King storm of violence unleashes pent-up anger force takes breath away *   *   * Storm of Violence ~ Hurricane file photo • “Protest” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in … More Protest

Contentment

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure.” — Lao Tzu meadow grass samplings fulfill bodily cravings simple contentment *   *   * Simple Contentment ~ Photo at Tiffany Farms and Contentment Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and … More Contentment

Patience

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” — Joyce Meyer waiting to blossom color in all its fullness hidden at moment *   *   * Waiting to Blossom ~ Rhododendron bud photo and Patience Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of … More Patience

Tears

“Tears are words the heart can’t express.” — Gerard Way “Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.” — William P. Young *   *   * Shedding a Tear on Memorial Day~Fallen tulip petal • Photo … More Tears

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

Birth

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” — Leo Tolstoy life gives birth to spring little trace of winter stress just stretch marks of light *   *   * Opening to the Light • Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in … More Birth

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