Power of Love

“I say love, and the world populates itself with doves.” — Pablo Neruda “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix *   *   * Florence Griswold Museum guest artist Carole Maynard complements the peaceful beauty of Childe Hassam’s Isles of Shoals painting with symbolic holiday … More Power of Love

Nesting Places

“Thanks for this day, for all birds safe in their nest, for whatever this is, for life.” —Barbara Kingsolver “Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” — Tom Baker “Luxury must be comfortable. Otherwise it is not luxury.” — Coco Chanel … More Nesting Places

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

Naptime

When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.” — Tom Hodgkinson “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” — Barbara Jordan *   *   * With their whitish … More Naptime

Listen up!

“You hear with your ears, but you listen with an open mind.” — Anthony T. Hincks “God has given you two ears —that should tell you something about the importance of listening.” — Jim George *   *   * “I’m all ears!” ~ 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