“Hope is being able to see…


“that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu

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See more reflections on light and darkness in Life Is Full of Sweet Spots – An Exploration of Joy by Mary O’Connor, Abbott Press © 2013

Photo by Mary O’Conor © 2014

“When we are children we seldom think of the future.


“This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” — Patrick Rothfuss

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Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2014



“I find standing and posing for photos very awkward.”


“One of my modeling bookers told me that the most important thing egrets9-14-14004is to try to be vigilant about taking care of yourself. Get sleep, don’t be afraid to trim your hair even if you’re trying to grow it out, don’t bite your fingernails, and stay in shape. A lot is in the little things.”

“Not just in modeling, but in society, there’s so much pressure about what a woman should be, and, of course, it’s just so unobtainable. You can never become that thing, because it’s such a projection.”


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Quotes by Nicole Kidman, Julia Jones, Agyness Deyn. Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2014