Torchlight

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” — Ben Sweetland “The torch America carries is one of decency and hope. It is not America’s torch alone. But it is America’s duty – and honor – to hold it high enough that all the world can see its light.” — … More Torchlight

Hope

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle the fires to warm it.” — Lucy Larcom “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all” — Emily Dickinson *   *   * Cardinal’s beauty on show after ice storm — … More Hope

Time for Hope

“…the universe, by definition, is a single gorgeous celebratory event.” — Thomas Berry “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” — John Muir *   *   * In the words of Thomas Berry, “The present is not a time for desperation but for hopeful activity.” Celebrate and enjoy this holiday … More Time for Hope

Faith, hope, patience

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” — Joyce Meyer The fish may be running, but only at their own time. *   *   * Demonstration of patience — Photo at Niantic Boardwalk beach by Jan Logozzo © 2018

Splash of hope

“Laughter sparkles like a splash of water in the sunlight.” — author unknown “Sometimes that which we fear strengthens our spirt and gives us splash of hope.” — Harley King           *   *   * Fountains at the Esplanade, Fort Lauderdale, FL — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Reprieve

And still they wait— 157 or more, gathered before the soup kitchen door. Waiting— for relief from the chill, from the brunt of hunger, from lost promise. Waiting— before the shadow of light that must define hope peters out. Waiting— to escape from the wet, from the dirt and the dark. Tonight, tomorrow, again, again and … More Reprieve

“We hope that, when the insects take over the world,

they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.” — Bill Vaughan By the way, as English satirist Craig Brown once said,  “Children are perfectly happy to sit next to spiders; it is only grown-ups who are frightened away.”  * * * Black and yellow Argiopes spider, and the garden … More “We hope that, when the insects take over the world,