“Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.” — John Stuart Mill all looks beautiful sheltered from divisive truth distorted vision *   *   * Under the Green Leaf Parasol ~ Photo and Sheltered Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Sheltered


“In theory, we are all equal before the law. In practice, there are overwhelming privileges that come with winning the birth lottery.” — Adrianna Huffington bred for best in show costumed in blue ribbon robes claiming privilege *   *   * Bred for Show ~ Rose photo and “Privileged” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * … More Privileged


“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

Pure Beauty

“A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti  *   *   * Unadulterated Beauty — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Worn out

“I want to be beautiful the way worn-out things are: Touched by time and proud to be rough around the edges with a story to tell.” — Megan S. *   *   * Fading — Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2017

The Rose

Perhaps life is NOT full of sweet spots. Perhaps I misrepresented the truth when I named my book—Life Is Full of Sweet Spots. I thought this as my soul chattered and wept in the wake of yesterday’s anything but sweet attack at the Boston Marathon, barely four months following the shootings at Sandy Hook. How could … More The Rose