Closed Mind

“Small thoughts fit easily into a closed mind, but big thoughts require an open one.” — Roy H. Williams face locked up tight expression of closed mind must open to grow *   *   * Closed Mind ~ Sunflower Face photo and haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen … More Closed Mind

Hard Work

“When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” — Steve Pavlina hard working bee toils outdoor office eases stress collects sweet payoff *   *   * At Work in Outdoor Office ~ Worker Bee photo by Jan Logozzo • “Hard Work” Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * … More Hard Work

Sheltered

“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

Just Wishing…

“If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.” — Lev Grossman wishing is easy daydreams bring hope within reach attainment not so *   *   * Bella, just wishing…  “Why am I stuck in this boat when I could be swimming right about now?!?” ~ Photo by Jan … More Just Wishing…

Prayer

“It’s not the body’s posture but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.” — Billy Graham consider the trees lifting their limbs to the sky pageant of prayer *   *   * Tree in Prayer ~ Gold Leaf Japanese Maple tree at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, Connecticut • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Prayer” … More Prayer

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

Parity

“This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie hope for parity erupts in show of fury no longer silent *   *   * Hope ~ Bearded White … More Parity

Solidarity

“True happiness comes from living life in harmony with all that is.” — Gail Lynne Goodwin tiny blossoms stand in unity with others harmony proclaimed *   *   * Harmony ~ Lilies of Valley photo and Solidarity Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, … More Solidarity

Contentment

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure.” — Lao Tzu meadow grass samplings fulfill bodily cravings simple contentment *   *   * Simple Contentment ~ Photo at Tiffany Farms and Contentment Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and … More Contentment