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

Appreciation

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy virus met with care hope and love seen in the skies flyover of thanks *   *   * Flyover ~ Gulls’ Aerobatics photo by Jan Logozzo, Haiku poem* Appreciation by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * … More Appreciation

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

Wake Up!

“Our eternal message of hope is that dawn will come.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius *   *   * Dawn’s Masterpiece ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo © … More Wake Up!

Stillness

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed.” — Eckhart Tolle “In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.” — Howard Thurman *   *   * Master of … More Stillness

Hope

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings.” — William Shakespeare “Yesterday, a small white keel feather escaped from my goose and lodged in the bank boughs near the kitchen porch, where I spied it as I came home in the cold twilight. The minute I saw the feather, I was projected into May, … More Hope

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