Theatrics

“The greater the outward show, the greater the inward poverty.” — J. Krishnamurti showy theatrics obscure underlying truths audience will judge *   *   * Showtime ~ Heron Dance photo by Jan Logozzo • “Theatrics” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Unity

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” — J.K. Rowling coming together compass set on common cause leave discord behind *   *   * Gathering  ~  Barn Swallows gather for annual autumn migration  Photo by Jan Logozzo • ‘Unity’ Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

World Outlook

“Being on top of the world doesn’t mean anything unless you know what it’s like to be at the bottom.” — Rachel Smith perched high on top troubled world outlook gained best keep feet on ground *   *   * High-level Outlook ~ Sitting on top of the world • Photo and Haiku poem by Mary … More World Outlook

Restorative

“In one breath, I release all negative feelings and fearful thoughts, then fill up my lungs with wonder and awe and pure, unadulterated joy.” — Sara Baysinger graced with beauty nature’s handiwork transmits restorative awe *   *   * Healing Beauty ~ Goldfinch on Throne photo by Jan Logozzo • “Restorative” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © … More Restorative

Normalcy

America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.” — Warren G. Harding battered and frayed yearning for return of calm loss of normalcy *   *   * Weathered Pigeon ~ Photo and ‘Loss of Normalcy’ Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Empathy

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” ― Tahereh Mafi reaching out in space focusing beyond one’s self truly connecting *   *   * Connecting ~ Hovering Ruby-throated Hummingbird photo by Jan Logozzo • Empathy, Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Privilege

 “Privilege is not in and of itself bad; what matters is what we do with privilege.” — bell hooks seeing things not right balancing right against wrong weight of privilege *   *   * Privileged Stance ~ Regal Great Heron surveys surroundings • Photo by Jan Logozzo; Haiku poem “Privilege” by Mary O’Connor © 2020

No Crossing Guard

“It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.” — Gandhi marching in lockstep stops intimidating foes power in numbers *   *   * No Crossing Guard ~ Canada Geese on Ingham Hill, photo by Jan Logozzo • Haiku poem* by Mary O‘Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of … More No Crossing Guard

Trouble

“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up.” — John Lewis hiding quietly watching something not right best to make some noise *   *   * Hiding ~ Playing It Safe Photo by Jan Logozzo • Trouble Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Trouble

Determination

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi what’s gathered today cushions future fears nectar truly sweet *   *   * Day in, day out ~ Skipper butterfly* at work gathering nectar in cluster of white asters • Photo by Jan Logozzo; Determination Haiku** by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * notoriously difficult to … More Determination