Belly Laugh

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” — E. E. Cummings force of happiness fills soul to overflowing laughter tumbles out *   *   * Belly Laugh ~ Great Egret’s version of a good laugh • Photo by Bivenne Harvey Staiger • “Belly Laugh” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Fallen Tears

“The tears of the compassionate are sweeter than dewdrops falling from roses on the bosom of the earth.” — Robert Dodsley “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” —Kurt Vonnegut *   *   * Fallen Tears ~ Peonies past … More Fallen Tears

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


“Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.” — Rosabeth Moss Kanter “At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of … More Possibility