“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” —Henry David Thoreau “I’m in a castle standing in a tower, looking down through a window at the beautiful garden, the sun setting in the distance. The beauty in … More Daydreaming
“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.” — Ma Jaya Bhagavati “It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind.” — Brittany Burgunder * * * Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019
“The contemplation of beauty causes the soul to grow wings.” — Plato * * * Pelican at rest — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2018 Click here to see more of Mary’s wildlife paintings and pet portraits.
“Happiness, not in another place but this place … not for another hour, but this hour.” — Walt Whitman * * * In the Moment — View from Hatchett’s Point, Waterford, Connecticut — photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017
“When you’re a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don’t have a thought in your mind. It’s purely meditation, and we lose that.” — Dick Van Dyke “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to … More Idle time
“I just need some time in a beautiful place to clean my head.” — author unknown * * * Park Bench Resting Place — Photo by Mary O’Connor 2017
and just stare into the water. I don’t fish, I don’t hunt, I don’t scuba, don’t spear, don’t boat, don’t play basketball or football ̶ I excel at staring into space. I’m really good at that.” — Iggy Pop * * * “Kingfisher meditation”—watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2015