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

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

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

Uncertainty

“In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities.” — L. Tom Perry “Amidst the confusion of the time, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to … More Uncertainty

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

Soaked

“It has done me good to be somewhat parched by the heat and drenched by the rain of life.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.” — Hart Crane *   *   * *   … More Soaked

Crabby

“Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.” — Mary Catherine Bateson “Worse, I have to admit to feeling the jealousy of one crab for another that has managed to climb out of the barrel.” … More Crabby

Fragility

“When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.” — Jenna Morasca “Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even … More Fragility

Solitary

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” ― Rachel Carson Godwits are long-billed migratory birds of the genus Limosa that migrate from their breeding grounds in the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America towards the south. One species of godwit holds the … More Solitary

Duck Boat Viewpoint

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people.” — Charles Kuralt “We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” — David Brower “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing … More Duck Boat Viewpoint