Coming Together

“I do not understand why should mankind destroy each other? Instead of building and working together for the common good?” — Lailah Gifty Akita joining together in times of sadness and grief power of outreach *   *   * Highest Elevation ~ Eglise St. Nicholas, Combloux, French Alps • Photo and “Coming Together” haiku poem by … More Coming Together

Speaking Up

“Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.” — Goswami Kriyananda message shouted loud listen carefully when heard truth not always told *   *   * Telling All Who Will Listen ~ Chinese goose speaks up • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Speaking Up” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Distortion

“Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror.” — Anne Roiphe ripples in water reflections delusional distortions of truth *   *   * Carnival Mirror ~ Markings of Lesser Yellowlegs distort in reflections • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Distortion” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

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