VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
February 16

"The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world."
~ Bertie Charles Forbes ~

2006

I look up at the stars and see the one
the very same one you do
I look up and see that moon
the very same one you do
I hear a train whistle in the night,
One you'll hear too
I think of how my spirit felt when you were here
is it the same for you as well

2005

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough sorrow to keep you human and
enough hope to make you happy.

2004

it's been a long time since I have had the flu or have felt this awful in this sort of way, the last thinking back the last time I was sick like this I had someone to hold me through the night and just be there with me. that was a nice thought and something I wish I could say I had now.

2003

tonight when the eastbound train goes though town listen, and listen close, you will hear my voice that speaks to the wind every night and sends the messages along with the passing train. Listen and you will know my heart, without the voice ever being spoken you will still hear me and feel that I am there with you even if your not with me. and that my friend is what love is. that is believing. that is trusting. that is how I still feel after all this time.

I hung a blue shirt in my closet tonight, the name above the pocket. I looked in the corner at Bert and Squirt and wondered if you ever think of them, and recall how they came to be in my possession, I wonder if any of the things I gave do you still hold dear as I have all that you have given me, even when it was taken from me, I still hold the memory and the warmth inside of me, where nothing can ever take it or remove it.

2002

Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools.
- Charles Simmons -

2001

I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.
- Terence -

2000

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
- Aldous Huxley -

1999

Sitting in a dark room
thoughts of death upon my mind
the simple answer to the difficult questions
but then I thought it would not serve well to give Satan the satisfaction of possessing my soul for eternity.
I somehow believe that when I finally find my peace and am happy again it will be in the arms of the lord.
So I must banish these thoughts from my mind for shall I never allow the Devil to win. Not when it comes to my soul.

1998

Long ago a dream was shattered
the pieces of me scattered

At what stage
Will I turn the page

1997

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
- Marston Bates -