Renewable

“Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.” — Barbara Kingsolver reflecting day’s work sun sets with hope tucked in tight rest and be refreshed *   *   * Hope’s Reflection ~ Closing out the Day • Photo and … More Renewable

Nourishment

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home  for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. — Charles Kuralt caught in its spell feeling its healing power the fire of water *   *   * Down … More Nourishment

At Rest

“I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog.” — Om Malik veiled in soft mist haven of desired wonders seduction at rest *   *   * Stillness ~ In glass reflection • Photo and “At Rest” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Remembered

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” — Harry S. Truman keen of tolling bell sinks in mist of lowered clouds sunset in own right *   *   * Tolling Bell ~ … More Remembered

Patterns

“Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it’s all good.” — Susan W. Krebs streaking across light shadows draw contours and lines cast patterns of life *   *   * Cast Shadows ~ Moment of Calm at Rocky Neck • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Patterns” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Patterns

Stress

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin storm’s unfiltered force channels stress into tailspin     enter quietness *   *   * Show of Force ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Stress” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Stretch

“There is no better exercise  for your heart  than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” — Bernard Meltzer stretching up and up beyond the top of the sky opens unseen doors *   *   * Big Stretch ~ Sky within Reach • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Stretch” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Stretch

Togetherness

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” — Sonia Gandhi standing together giving dimension to dreams instruments of change *   *  * Double Sighting ~ Osprey pairing • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Togetherness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Adversity

“I’ll teach you how to jump on the wind’s back, and then away we go.” — J.M. Barrie riding with airstream beats fighting adverse currents sense of consensus *   *   * Caught in the Wind ~ Struggle as it may, this lone Herring Gull had a hard time getting too far, too soon • Photo … More Adversity

Vision

“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.”  — Richard Bach barriers loom large propelled by thrust of vision nothing beyond reach *   *   * Jonathan Livingston Seagull Clone ~ Herring Gull in flight • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Vision” haiku poem … More Vision