“Everybody, at some point in their life, has fallen down


and not felt like getting back up, but you have to, no matter how difficult it is.” — Charlie Hunnam

WP_20150125_002“Everybody has fallen down or been disappointed in love. Where you truly shine is when you get back up.”  — Sherry Argov







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Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2015

“If the thrill of hunting were in the hunt,


or even in the marksmanship, a camera would do just as well.” — Jonathan Safran Foer

IMG_0735b“The way humans hunt for parking and the way animals hunt for food are not as different as you might think.” Tom Vanderbilt

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Cheetah on the hunt, Serengeti, Tanzania; photos by Mary O’Connor © 2010





It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” — Unknown

WP_20150304_009“The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero



Spot of tranquility captured on evening Riverfront Gondola IMG_7911boat tour with Capt. Lauralee Conklin along New River, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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New River scenes, Mary O’Connor

Riverfront Gondola tour boat, Jan Logozzo

© 2015

“Interestingly, Koi, when put in a fish bowl,

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will only grow up to three inches. When this same fish is placed in a large tank, it will grow to about nine inches long. In a pond, Koi can reach lengths of eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed in a lake, Koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You are limited by how you see the world.” — Vince Poscente

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Koi at Fifteenth Street Fisheries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2015