VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
November 24

"I have an irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it."
– Abraham Lincoln -

2006

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."
- Rita Mae Brown -

2005

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
- George Bernard Shaw -

2004

"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
- Proverbs 4:23 -

2003

sometimes it's so hard being me
sometimes i wished i were not
sometimes i'm thankful i am

2002

first we are born
we watch and we learn
we see and we are taught
we touch and we feel
we hear and we know
then we take the knowledge and the experience
and mold our being by it

2001

sometimes when the sun shines I think of all that we have shared the memories I carry and the love we have had, is it true, is it pure, is there any other kind?

2000

I wonder why it is so easy to place the pain and the inner turmoil here and so very difficult to share in the joy of the day and the sense of contentment my soul has found, I wonder if it's the fear of losing it or is it more, is it wanting to hold it dear and not share it with anyone, since it is mine and I have struggled for so long and so hard to find it. However I know it is not mine alone, and alone I cannot have it, hold it live it, be it

1999

I am told I have no worth
I am told I fail
I am told I serve no purpose
I am told I disappoint
I am told

When these words come to cut and claw and pierce my sanity, I am reminded of a quote I once read. "If everything in this world was perfect, we would no longer have anything to achieve, we would no longer try to improve, we would have no more dreams or desires. Yes if everything was perfect, life would not be a challenge worth fulfilling"

I am sure I am valuable
I am sure I can succeed
I am sure I have a reason
I am sure I have pleased
I am Sure!

1998

Where did it begin
was it in childhood?
or adolescent?
Maybe as a young adult

When did things change
or were they always this way
where there was never any hope
and love a foreign word

1997

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
- Rod Serling -