Tranquility

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou light shining through reveals inner sense of peace tranquility glow *   *   * Shining Through ~ Red Lion Amaryllis in full bloom • Photo and “Tranquility” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Golden Glory

“The morning pouring everywhere, its golden glory on the air.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow golden light sets stage blossoms offer breath of life moments of peace born *   *   * Golden Glory ~ California Poppies brighten day – Photo by Jan Logozzo • Golden Glory Haiku poem* by Mary O‘Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Golden Glory

Normalcy

America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.” — Warren G. Harding battered and frayed yearning for return of calm loss of normalcy *   *   * Weathered Pigeon ~ Photo and ‘Loss of Normalcy’ Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Purple

“All other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.” — Uniek Swain ironic union power of red, peace of blue royalty, mourning *   *   * Showstoppers ~ Dinnerplate dahlias pack rich, solid color into deep purple blossoms • Photo and Purple Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese … More Purple

Sheltered

“You can’t find peace by hiding from life.” — Nicole Kidman maybe it is safe leaving this place of cover to join yet risk life *   *   * Venturing Out ~ Tiny fawn peeks from sheltering cover • Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2020

Eye Candy

“Come out here where the roses have opened. Let the soul and the world meet.” — Rumi eye candy and scent environmental buffer senses pull in peace *   *   * Roses, Roses ~ Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, West Hartford, Conn. • Photo by Ellen Franks • Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Eye Candy

Resistance

“Sometimes there’s truth in old clichés. There can be no real peace without justice. And without resistance there will be no justice.” — Arundhati Roy heads tucked under eyes closed to world around blocking light of change *   *   * Resistance ~ Sleeping Mute Swans* photo by Jan Logozzo • “Resistance” Haiku** by Mary O’Connor … More Resistance

Power of Love

“I say love, and the world populates itself with doves.” — Pablo Neruda “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix *   *   * Florence Griswold Museum guest artist Carole Maynard complements the peaceful beauty of Childe Hassam’s Isles of Shoals painting with symbolic holiday … More Power of Love

Justice

“Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.” — Harrison Ford “For the hanged and beaten, for the shot, drowned and burned, for the tortured, tormented and terrorized, for those abandoned by the rule of law, we will remember.  With hope because hopelessness is the enemy of justice. With courage because … More Justice

Holiday Greetings

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” — W.T. Ellis     Wishing you and yours peace, love and joy this Christmas Day.               *   *   * Holiday Dress — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2017