Resistance

“Sometimes there’s truth in old clichés. There can be no real peace without justice. And without resistance there will be no justice.” — Arundhati Roy heads tucked under eyes closed to world around blocking light of change *   *   * Resistance ~ Sleeping Mute Swans* photo by Jan Logozzo • “Resistance” Haiku** by Mary O’Connor … More Resistance

Parity

“This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie hope for parity erupts in show of fury no longer silent *   *   * Hope ~ Bearded White … More Parity

Protest

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King storm of violence unleashes pent-up anger force takes breath away *   *   * Storm of Violence ~ Hurricane file photo • “Protest” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in … More Protest

Energize

“…change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” — John Steinbeck nature’s wind turbine stifles viral infection energizes life *   *   * Wind Power ~ Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem … More Energize

Windblown

“Sometimes it feels like I’m thinking against the wind.” — Mortimer Adler “What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you—what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind—you have to lean into that and figure out what … More Windblown

Experiment

“You have right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too.” — Anaïs Nin Frank Stella: Experiment and Change exhibition at NSU Art Museum, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, offers insight into the artist’s experimentation from minimalism (e.g. the geometry of simple black paintings) to maximalism (e.g. the spatially complex sculptures … More Experiment

Changing with the wind

“It’s easy to act as if you are a weathervane, always changing your beliefs and words, trying to please everyone around you. But we were born to be lighthouses, not weathervanes.” — Robert K. Cooper *   *   * Weathervane in Little Compton, RI — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Change

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi In a call to enact positive change, an estimated 10,000 men and women overflowed Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater Saturday. In concert with the Women’s March on Washington DC, rallies and marches were held around the world from Paris to the Antarctic, protesting … More Change

Bend

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” — Bruce Lee *   *   * Willow Grove – photo by Mary O’Connor © 2016