Stepping Up

“Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.” — Paul J. Meyer “It’s not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” — Vaclav Havel *   *   * All (but one) Lined Up • Sparrows on steps photo by Jan Logozzo © 2020

Stillness

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed.” — Eckhart Tolle “In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.” — Howard Thurman *   *   * Master of … More Stillness

Hiding

“All the secrets of the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight.” — Robin Sloan “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” — Sarah Dessen *   *   * A favorite sight in North American wetlands, the Great White Egret hunts in classic heron fashion, standing immobile … More Hiding

Patterns

“The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events.” — Jim Jamusch “The most basic way to get someone’s attention is this: Break a pattern.” — Chip Heath and Dan Heath *   *   * Natural Beauty ~ Female mallard duck’s distinction is found in the details. • Photo by Jan Logozzo © … More Patterns

The season begins

“I pray this winter be gentle and kind— a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes “December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…” — John Geddes *   *   * And the season begins ~ Cardinal’s scarlet feathers add burst of beauty to snowy … More The season begins

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