Restorative

“In one breath, I release all negative feelings and fearful thoughts, then fill up my lungs with wonder and awe and pure, unadulterated joy.” — Sara Baysinger graced with beauty nature’s handiwork transmits restorative awe *   *   * Healing Beauty ~ Goldfinch on Throne photo by Jan Logozzo • “Restorative” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © … More Restorative

Tears

“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

On the lookout

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” — Yogi Berra “If watching is all you’re going to do, then you’re going to watch your life go by without you.” — Walt Disney *   *   * View of the World ~ Egrets on Kelsey Island, Branford, Conn. Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019

Isles and miles

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” — Ralph W. Sockman On this particular day, as we dropped down to the coastline, we spotted the ‘Small Isles’ of Rùm, Eigg and Muck, part of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Muck, the smallest of the four main islands of this archipelago … More Isles and miles

Wonder

“Magic is seeing wonder in nature’s every little thing, seeing how wonderful the fireflies are and how magical are the dragonflies.” — Ama H. Vanniarchchy *   *   * Painted Skimmer Dragonfly — Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2018

That Is Enough

Just to look─ to look at the sea, to follow its comings and goings, is to see beyond memory, beyond life, before and after the beginning of death.   Just to think─ to think about the sea, to ponder its waves, is to find there is more, more than souls can account for, than every … More That Is Enough

Glory

lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it. — Mahatma Gandhi * * * St. Patrick’s Cathedral spires framed by 5th Avenue Manhattan skyline. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2014

Wonder, in its own breathless, fantastical way, is far from ordinary when it comes to the senses.

It’s tempting to call it our sixth sense. But call it what you will—a sense, an emotion, a mindset—one way or another, wonder opens the door to the delights of imagination, of curiosity, creativity, intellectual discovery. Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, a “paper paintings” collage artist whose interview is in my book, Life Is Full of … More Wonder, in its own breathless, fantastical way, is far from ordinary when it comes to the senses.