Togetherness

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — African proverb “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no piety, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie … More Togetherness

Happy Face

“We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them.” — Brandon Jenner *   *   * Anyone know what this ‘happy face’ pale yellow flower, found growing in sunny Florida, is … More Happy Face

Loss

“I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone – you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” — Alyson Noel “Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of … More Loss

Pieces

“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.” — Derek Walcott “I am intrigued with combining the remnant of memories, fragments of relics and ordinary objects, with components of technology. It’s a way of delving into the past and … More Pieces

Greatest gift

“One of the greatest gifts you can give anyone is the gift of attention.” — Jim Rohn *   *   * “Roxi” — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Grumpy

“Babies have the power to make grumpy people happy because they love you no matter what. Dogs are that way, too.” *   *   * Grump  — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Bonding

“Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love—staying in love takes longer and demands more work.” — T. Berry Brazelton *   *   * Baboon family met along the roadside in Tanzania. Watercolor painting by Mary … More Bonding