Inclusiveness

“Our forward track must focus on including everyone, embracing everyone, and celebrating the beauty – and normalcy – of everyone’s differences.” — Richelieu Dennis  in row after row one mixes in with others color no concern *   *   * Together ~ Pansies at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, Conn. photo by Jan Logozzo • ‘Inclusiveness’ … More Inclusiveness

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

Contentment

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure.” — Lao Tzu meadow grass samplings fulfill bodily cravings simple contentment *   *   * Simple Contentment ~ Photo at Tiffany Farms and Contentment Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and … More Contentment

Solitude

“To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” — John Muir weighted with worry resting now in quieting space silence boosts the soul *   *   * Solitude ~ Swan among reeds • photo … More Solitude

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

Safe Passages

“I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.” — Martha Beck way of light and gold flourishes as safe passage sidesteps viral stress *   *   * Safe Passages ~ Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor; daffodils photo at Harkness Memorial Park, Waterford, … More Safe Passages

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

Underground

beneath city’s feet cavernous niches of life light just a little   *   *   * Underground life — “beneath city’s feet” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor; photo of iguana on RR trestle by Mary O’Connor; © 2018

Totem

standing still, silent, tiny speck in vast splendor— portrayal of peace * * * Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2014