Fragile

“Hope is fragile and needs to be tended and renewed.” — Patrick Shad four delicate gifts fragility cuddles strength new wonder released *   *   * Fragile Beginnings ~ Eastern Bluebird eggs are as delicate as they are exquisite • Photo by Richard Williams • “Fragile” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Passing Shadows

“Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” — Samuel Smiles moments of time pass leaving shadows in their wake wiped away by sun *   *   * Old Sundial ~ Armillary sundial sits in garden potting shed ready to measure time by passing of … More Passing Shadows

Promise

“Hope is the thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson overcoming angst unassailable hope wins trust in country strong *   *   * Basking in Beauty ~ Red Crowned Amazon Parrot photo by Jan Logozzo • “Promise” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Ingenuity

“No problem of human making is too great to be overcome by human ingenuity, human energy, and the untiring hope of the human spirit.” — William J. Clinton strength of conviction fuels force of ingenuity new ways of working *   *   * Ingenuity at Work ~ Maasai youngster finds joy in the Tanzanian world around … More Ingenuity

Looking Forward

“At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.” — Jesse Jackson darkness edges in gilded shadows tell what’s done sign of more to come *   *   * Day Is Done ~ Golden sunset, Niantic Conn. photo by Jan Logozzo • “Looking Forward” haiku poem … More Looking Forward

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

Reaching Out

“In the face of adversity, hope often comes in the form of a friend who reaches out to us.” — Christopher Reeve upset by chaos empty arms wanting to help reaching out for hope *   *   * Reaching Out ~ Eastern Daddy-Long-Legs covers wall’s vertical territory • Photo and “Reaching Out” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Reaching Out

Inner fire

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” — Cormac McCarthy dormant inner fire rekindled with spark of need hope bursts into flames *   *   * After the Sun Is Gone ~ Fire pit at Saybrook Point Inn and Marina • Photo and “Inner Fire” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Just Wishing…

“If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.” — Lev Grossman wishing is easy daydreams bring hope within reach attainment not so *   *   * Bella, just wishing…  “Why am I stuck in this boat when I could be swimming right about now?!?” ~ Photo by Jan … More Just Wishing…

Parity

“This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie hope for parity erupts in show of fury no longer silent *   *   * Hope ~ Bearded White … More Parity