Cleansing

“Ocean waves always soothe my soul and give me hope  that everything is going to be alright.” — Malia rough edges smoothed deep cleansing loofah scrub pure beauty bared *   *   * Treasures of the Sea ~ Stones and Shells smoothed to perfection • Photo and “Cleansing” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Refuge

“Sanctuaries are magical places – dare I say holy?” — Colleen Patrick-Goudreau quiet seeps inward soothes and calms beneath surface numbing sedative *   *   * Quieting ~ Oasis Pond Garden • Photo at Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset Beach (CT) State Park by Jan Logozzo • “Refuge” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

French Soap

“Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what’s going to happen next.” — Sarah McLachlan FRENCH SOAP Its yellow wrapper speaks in a language with which I struggle but nonetheless convinced me to buy one sunny summer day while touring abroad. At home, this prize is stored away— a souvenir, … More French Soap

Grumpy

I blame the rain. Generally, rain soothes, restores, nurtures. But not when stuck in the hand of El Nino, simply sitting, draped in the grayness of clouds, laughing heavy tears as if the light of the sun was confined to the pages of nursery rhymes, as if blue skies belonged only to painters, as if Noah … More Grumpy