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

Winter Blues

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” — Japanese Proverb soft dawn reflections add veneer of warmth to time temper winter blues *   *   * Dawn Reflections photo and “Winter Blues” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Watching

“Never be afraid of opportunities, always be on the lookout for adventures.” — Alexandre Dumas keeping eyes open watching all manner of things life reveals wonder *   *   * Best Seat in the House ~ Red-shouldered Hawk surveys surroundings – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Watching” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Inauguration

“With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.” — Abraham Lincoln inaugural words underscore weight of nation hard work now begins *   *   * Virtual … More Inauguration

Good Night!

“Every night, under the same sky and stars, probably since the emergence of humankind, people around the world have been wishing one another a good night.” — Efrat Shoham reflections of past cast in light of tomorrow coming year’s promise *   *   * Tomorrow’s Promise ~ Heron reflects on day gone by • Photo and … More Good Night!

Cold World

“To keep a warm heart in a cold world is the real victory.” — Marty Rubin stay tucked in tight when the sky is frozen cold shivers tell story *   *   * Head under wing ~ Tiny sparrow huddles against cold • Photo and “Cold World” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Rebirth

“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.” — Muhammad Ali spreading glow around sun sinks into waiting arms rebirth tomorrow *   *   * Going to Rest ~ Waiting Arms photo by Jan Logozzo • “Rebirth” … More Rebirth

Nothingness

“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness… It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings.” — Hugh Jackman looking at nothing staring into bare stillness clearing space in mind *   *   * Viewpoint ~ Young egret on dock.  Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Nothingness” haiku poem by … More Nothingness

Looking Forward

“At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.” — Jesse Jackson darkness edges in gilded shadows tell what’s done sign of more to come *   *   * Day Is Done ~ Golden sunset, Niantic Conn. photo by Jan Logozzo • “Looking Forward” haiku poem … More Looking Forward