Names

“Names are not always what they seem.” — Mark Twain “What’s in a name, really? I mean, besides a bunch of letters or sounds strung together to make a word. Does a rose by any other name really smell as sweet? Would the most famous love story in the world be as poignant if it … More Names

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

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

Energize

“…change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” — John Steinbeck nature’s wind turbine stifles viral infection energizes life *   *   * Wind Power ~ Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem … More Energize

Safe Passages

“I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.” — Martha Beck way of light and gold flourishes as safe passage sidesteps viral stress *   *   * Safe Passages ~ Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor; daffodils photo at Harkness Memorial Park, Waterford, … More Safe Passages

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