to protect someone, that’s cowardly.” — Jodi Lynn Anderson
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Osprey pair protecting young in nest, Oyster River, Old Saybrook, CT. Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2015
“Just as our ancient ancestors drew animals on cave walls and carved animals from wood and bone, we decorate our homes with animal prints and motifs, give our children stuffed animals to clutch, cartoon animals to watch, animal stories to read.” — Diane Ackerman
The seahorse, as carved here by Bill Kelsey of Branford, CT, has kept its body shape since its inception. Geared for ambling motion rather than speed, they are seemingly content to roam the seas, wrapping their tails around the nearest object to anchor themselves. Loved by youngsters and oldsters alike, they are symbols of patience and contentment, happy with being where they are, in no hurry for advancement.
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Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015
for danger and heartache and laughter, for a life beyond fear, a life that got bigger, really got bigger, as it receded.” — Jonathan Evison
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Leaving Tanzania, heading out over Indian Ocean to coast of Zanzibar. Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2007
because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk.” — Ayn Rand
And, to paraphrase the words of author Anne Lamott when she said that the road to enlightenment is long and difficult, be sure to bring snacks and magazines on your journey!
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Stone wall-lined road through Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT. Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2015