Dark Side

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. light, color and love hiding in darkness of life waiting to be found *   *   * Darkness ~ Love and color hide in black rose • Photo by Jan Logozzo … More Dark Side

Tough Love

“I believe in tough love. But for tough love to work, love must come first.” — Jon Gordon arms wrapped tight around infusing strength of toughness entangled in love *   *   * Wrapped Around ~ Strong root holds up crumbling wall • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tough Love” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Tough Love

Rescued

“Reaching out to rescue one another under ANY condition is an eternal measure of love.” — Ronald A. Rasband adopted buddy offers love and gratitude rescue equals peace *   *   * Saved ~ Having traveled from Houston (hence his name) to Boston, Yorkie-mix Houston loves his new “forever home.” • Watercolor painting and “Rescued” haiku … More Rescued

Love and Life

In memoriam Vincent Martin March 19, 2021 Love and life paused the beat of their heart this spring day, closed their eyes, lay down their mortal limbs in rest. But it was spring—the season of emerging brightness and buttery blossoms alike, reminders that love and life will be seen again— found in space around us, … More Love and Life

Mischief

“We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.” — Jason Wu just stirring things up tempering good with mischief laughter escapes eyes *   *   * Rascal ~ Appropriately named, little Rascal, a Norfolk Terrier, brings nothing but big smiles to those who love him • Watercolor … More Mischief

Enchantment

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie silently with joy the enchantment of Christmas renews thirsting souls *   *   * Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday greetings to all throughout the world. May it be a peaceful and healthy new year! ~ Photo and “Enchantment” … More Enchantment

Smiles

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” — William Arthur Ward never ending smile expresses message of love signature of joy *   *   * Smiley Face ~ Layla, a Chihuahua and Toy Fox Terrier mix known as a Taco Terrier, has a smile that never ceases. Her portrait, a 40th ordination anniversary surprise … More Smiles

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

Entangled

“It’s not an accidental entanglement; it’s an intentional knot. Love belongs with belonging.” — Brené Brown “People often get very entangled in their work and life, so de-stressing is very important to keep generating fresh ideas and provide satisfaction with one’s activities.” — Sunidhi Chauhan *   *   * Tied in Knots ~ Flamingo sleeps in … More Entangled