“That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.” — Edgar Alan Poe “A pure heart is superlatively rare and even more attractive.” — Unknown * * * Magnolia blossom photos by Mary O’Connor © 2015
you will find your way home. — Rumi * * * Young Muslim girl outside her home, Stone Town, Zanzibar. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2010
Across deserted fields, under fire, prints of his last run leave their mark, pairs of tiny split hearts, coursing the ground like tears. * * * Poem and photo by Mary O’Connor. “Deer Tracks” reprinted from Dreams of a Wingless Child, Mary O’Connor, Wheatmark Press © 2007.
As if to dress the winter marsh, cattails turn their cigar heads into a white and fluffy mass of seeds, ready to drift off in the wind and build new colonies for spring. * * * Photo credit: Mary O’Connor © 2013
A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ― Oscar Wilde Take advantage of this special Life Is Full of Sweet Spots offer and share a spot of holiday sunshine this season. * * * Photo credit: Mary O’Connor © 2013