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

Barnacles

“God be thanked that there are some in the world to whose hearts the barnacles will not cling.” — J.G. Holland “Bad memories can attach themselves like barnacles to the hulls of our lives. And, like barnacles, they have a disproportionately large amount of drag.” — Richard Paul Evans *   *   * Beak of male … More Barnacles

Memories

“Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.” — Zig Ziglar “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” — Charles Kettering *   * * Autumn’s last gasp — Fallen Leaves, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

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

Child Again

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, … More Child Again