“I have what I like to call a ‘chinneck.’ My chin just flows rather easily into my neck.” — Matthew Perry always hold head up shoulders back chin on display face the world with pride * * * Head Held High ~ The dewlap, or loose skin hanging down from the male iguana’s chin, does … More Heads Up!
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” — Confucius in suit of armor scales and spines shimmer and shine presence of beauty * * * Best Dressed ~ Iguana shines in the sun • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Portrayal of Beauty” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021
“Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful.” —Amy Leigh Mercree “I believe in dressing for the occasion. There’s a time for sweater, sneakers and Levis and a time for the full-dress jazz.” — Ginger Rogers * * * Male iguana in full breeding season dress ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2020
“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” — P.P.J. Abdul Kalam “They told me I could be anything, so I decided to be tanned.” — Anonymous * * * Sun Lover — Iguana stretches out in the Florida sunshine; photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019
“You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, ‘I feel good, I have my health, and I’m so blessed.’ That’s the way I choose to look at it.” — Isla Fisher * * * Perception of beauty — Iguana … More Acceptance
beneath city’s feet cavernous niches of life light just a little * * * Underground life — “beneath city’s feet” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor; photo of iguana on RR trestle by Mary O’Connor; © 2018
“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” — Alyce P. Cornyn * * * Iguana — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017
“Body language speaks much more succinctly and honestly than mere spoken words.” — Dixie Waters “Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.” — Deborah Bull * * * … More Body Language
find resources of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” — Rachel Carson * * * Deep in thought. Iguana photo by Andrew, seven years old.
We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re cabable of. — Phil McGraw * * * Photo credit: Jan Logozzo © 2014