Coming Together

“I do not understand why should mankind destroy each other? Instead of building and working together for the common good?” — Lailah Gifty Akita joining together in times of sadness and grief power of outreach *   *   * Highest Elevation ~ Eglise St. Nicholas, Combloux, French Alps • Photo and “Coming Together” haiku poem by … More Coming Together

Togetherness

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” — Sonia Gandhi standing together giving dimension to dreams instruments of change *   *  * Double Sighting ~ Osprey pairing • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Togetherness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

New Beginnings

“Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie   change defines new year prospect of fresh start invites robust leap ahead *   *   * Puma breaks free of underbrush ~ Flamingo Botanical Gardens, Davie, Florida, photo and “New Beginnings” haiku by Mary O’Connor.   With best wishes for a happy and healthy … More New Beginnings

Low Tide

“Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.” — Mahatma Gandhi outgoing tides leave rocky bottom uncovered change is history *   *   * Tide Swept ~ Low Tide at Harvey’s Beach – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Low Tide” Haiku 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

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