Birth

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” — Leo Tolstoy life gives birth to spring little trace of winter stress just stretch marks of light *   *   * Opening to the Light • Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in … More Birth

Hope

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve two finch, feathers of rose, build nest of softness and love birth of hope and song *   *   * Two Finch ~ Haiku poem and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Bonding

“Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love—staying in love takes longer and demands more work.” — T. Berry Brazelton *   *   * Baboon family met along the roadside in Tanzania. Watercolor painting by Mary … More Bonding