“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” — Charles Dickens streamlets of water telling signs of departure teardrops of leaving * * * Leaving ~ Hooded Megansers take off • Watercolor painting* and “Departure” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor * painting created from photo reference by Julie Carlson
“Tears are words the heart can’t express.” — Gerard Way “Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.” — William P. Young * * * Shedding a Tear on Memorial Day~Fallen tulip petal • Photo … More Tears
“When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” — Kristan Higgans “Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.” — Eva Ibbotson Loved by his favorite persons, … More Gentle Giant
“The tears of the compassionate are sweeter than dewdrops falling from roses on the bosom of the earth.” — Robert Dodsley “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” —Kurt Vonnegut * * * Fallen Tears ~ Peonies past … More Fallen Tears
of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes * * * Paddle Wheel photo by Jan Logozzo © 2015
Across deserted fields, under fire, prints of his last run leave their mark, pairs of tiny split hearts, coursing the ground like tears. * * * Poem and photo by Mary O’Connor. “Deer Tracks” reprinted from Dreams of a Wingless Child, Mary O’Connor, Wheatmark Press © 2007.