Departure

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” — Charles Dickens streamlets of water telling signs of departure teardrops of leaving *   *   * Leaving ~ Hooded Megansers take off • Watercolor painting* and “Departure” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor * painting created from photo reference by Julie Carlson

Fallen Tears

“The tears of the compassionate are sweeter than dewdrops falling from roses on the bosom of the earth.” — Robert Dodsley “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” —Kurt Vonnegut *   *   * Fallen Tears ~ Peonies past … More Fallen Tears