Nothingness

“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness… It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings.” — Hugh Jackman looking at nothing staring into bare stillness clearing space in mind *   *   * Viewpoint ~ Young egret on dock.  Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Nothingness” haiku poem by … More Nothingness

Reflections

“Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived.” — Mollie Marti reflection of time mirrors depth of existence future still unseen *   *   * Reflection ~ The Onrust, replica of Dutch trader Adriaen Block’s 1614 vessel, casts image of its stern in the … More Reflections

Forgotten

“…it is sad, of course, to forget. But it is a lonely thing, to be forgotten.” — V. E. Schwab spit and polish gone newfangled life edges in old charm forgotten *   *   * Seen Its Day ~ 1949 International KB-5 series pickup truck sits alone and all but forgotten in the apple orchard at … More Forgotten

Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius drawn by dawning hope leaves security behind rises to new heights *   *   * Egret Rising ~ Great Egret rises above Oyster River marshes • Watercolor painting and “Rise Up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 (See … More Rise Up

Clone

“It was a sunburst of sound, breaking out of hiding and spreading open. It had the freedom of release and the tension of purpose. It swept space clean, and left nothing but the joy of an unobstructed effort.” — Ayn Rand flamboyant dahlia showers its blazing petals clones the warming sun *   *   * Sunburst of Sorts … More Clone

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