“Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” — Benjamin Franklin “Life is like a game of Chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge and by learning the lessons that … More Game of Chess
“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.”—Rodney Yee “If I’m losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and … More Yoga
“Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.” — Paulo Coelho * * * Waiting to Fully Be — Daffodils-in-wait photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017
There is an art, they say, to falling. Turn one’s face to the side. Stay loose, arms and legs bent, body relaxed. It is an art I am yet to master, falling more likely face first, catapulting headlong, fearing to miss one tiny step in this affair of love. For that’s what it is. Drawn … More Falling with grace
the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.” — Toni Morrison * * * Connecticut River marsh grasses. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015
To live each one is to succeed.” — Corita Kent * * * Thistles in bloom, gone to seed, tended by a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015
It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” — Crowfoot, Canadian Blackfoot Tribe * * * American Buffalo in Yellowstone National Park, watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor … More “What is life?