Cover-up

“It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” — Howard Baker buried truth fateful reality distorted honesty crucial *   *   * Buried in Snow photo and “Cover-up” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021  

Cold World

“To keep a warm heart in a cold world is the real victory.” — Marty Rubin stay tucked in tight when the sky is frozen cold shivers tell story *   *   * Head under wing ~ Tiny sparrow huddles against cold • Photo and “Cold World” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Low Tide

“Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.” — Mahatma Gandhi outgoing tides leave rocky bottom uncovered change is history *   *   * Tide Swept ~ Low Tide at Harvey’s Beach – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Low Tide” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020  

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

Street talk

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” ― George Bernard Shaw “If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every truth needs an insistent repetition!” — Mehmet Murat ildan      *   *   * Parrot photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019

Standing Tall

    “Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.” — Suzy Kassem     *   *   * Standing Tall — Great Blue Heron photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Conversation

“The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.” — William Temple *   *   * “Mac and Caw” — Acrylics painting of two Macaws by Mary O’Connor © 2018  View more in Gallery of Our Natural World

Truth

“Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find?” — Ridley Scott “I’ve noticed that truth is very rarely found in the extremes, in the black and white – you’ll usually find it right in the middle, in the gray. It’s just much harder to find that way.” — Cole Ryan … More Truth