Renewal

“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs discarding darkness trading winter’s gloom for light spring blossoms renew *   *   * Renewal ~ Symbol of new hope and renewal, springtime’s hyacinth serves as a traditional focus of the Persian New Year … More Renewal

Feast

“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.” — Melody Beattie tasty repast draws even simple table scraps buoy hungry soul *   *   * Meal Enjoyed ~ Flock of starlings, in their winter garb, enjoy remains of autumn orchard harvest. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Feast” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Rebirth

“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.” — Muhammad Ali spreading glow around sun sinks into waiting arms rebirth tomorrow *   *   * Going to Rest ~ Waiting Arms photo by Jan Logozzo • “Rebirth” … More Rebirth

Thanksgiving

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust   thankfulness for gifts powerful simplicity beauty all around *   *   * Inspiration ~ Natural Beauty photo and “Thanksgiving” haiku 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

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

Solitude

“To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” — John Muir weighted with worry resting now in quieting space silence boosts the soul *   *   * Solitude ~ Swan among reeds • photo … More Solitude

A Dog’s Life

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” —A.D. Williams “When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do … More A Dog’s Life

Meditation

“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