Time for Hope

“…the universe, by definition, is a single gorgeous celebratory event.” — Thomas Berry “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” — John Muir *   *   * In the words of Thomas Berry, “The present is not a time for desperation but for hopeful activity.” Celebrate and enjoy this holiday … More Time for Hope

Holiday Joy

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov Frosty the Snowman, all decked out with his corncob pipe and old silk hat, slides by his fans on his trusty toboggan in the 2018 Niantic Light Parade. “But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight — Happy … More Holiday Joy

Fanciful

“I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” — Dale Chihuly Glass artist Jeffrey P’an is known for his glass sculptural work, with one-of-a-kind creations ranging from fine jewelry to cut crystal and glassware as well as repairs of historical pieces. Working from his Mystic, Conn. … More Fanciful

Theater of Dreams

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman An annual highlight of the New York City holiday season in the extravagant decoration of major store windows, with Saks 5th Avenue leading … More Theater of Dreams

Extravaganza

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” — Roy T. Burnett A worldwide symbol of hope and of the holidays in New York City, the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree burst into light November 28 with 50,000 multicolored LED lights and a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star. Visited by an estimated … More Extravaganza

The Magic of Christmas

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale   For the past fifteen years, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., have admired the painted palettes by contemporary artists hung on Miss Florence’s Artist Trees. Alluding to the Lyme Art … More The Magic of Christmas

Universal Design

“I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space-time.” — Antony Garrett Lisi “Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” — Dalai Lama *   *   * Skylight patterns — Photo by Mary O’Connor ©