“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin storm’s unfiltered force channels stress into tailspin enter quietness * * * Show of Force ~ Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Stress” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021
“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” — Lee Iacocca concern weighs heavy looking for less troubled path flies above it all fueled by alarm soars above worrisome plan leaves distress behind * * * Great Egret ~ … More Stressed
“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” — Leo Tolstoy life gives birth to spring little trace of winter stress just stretch marks of light * * * Opening to the Light • Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in … More Birth
“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
Sometimes you need to stop worrying, planning and just relax, release and let go.” — Unknown * * * Unwinding on a hot summer day in Farm River swimming hole, Branford, CT. Photo © 2015, compliments of Jane Kelsey.
Sometimes I sit with my back pressed against a wall of sky, until the winds shift and the clouds pass by. * * * Poem, Wall of Sky by Mary O’Connor, originally published in Dreams of a Wingless Child © 2007 Wheatmark, Tuscon, Ariz. © 2007. Photo, Charles W. Morgan whaling ship docked in New London, CT, by Jan … More Wall of Sky