VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
March 23

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses."
- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr -

2006

I have known love
I have felt love
I have given love
I have lost love
I have vowed never to love again

2005

"I have a 'Play The Melody' philosophy. It means don't over-arrange, don't make life difficult. Just play the melody—and do it the simplest way possible."
- Jackie Gleason -

2004

if I lived outside the inner me, in a place where there is joy and happiness would I be so conditioned to the sorrow and sadness that I wouldn't realize it. Have I become numb to all feelings, all emotions, to being?

2003

I can't help but wonder why others feel the way they do when never did I feel the way they believe I have, never did I not love, and I always believed and supported.

2002

a fun day, the children zoomed about, they dipped their brushes, they grabbed the mini screwdrivers, the stuck the wood together, the spattered paint here and there, blue for the roof, tan for the sides and a little of both for their tiny hands, and their clothes as well.

2001

Can the other understand the difference between the now and then, the love and the possession, the real and the material?

2000

A lovely day, for the sun shines bright upon the earth
The birds dance upon the wire
The fish swim against the current

I wonder if they find it entertaining, as something to do, or if they even have thoughts of this. Is it just the natural instinct carrying them from day to day, certainly they must have some sort of joy from their being.

If they do not then I wondered why, with even knowing we as humans have a more advanced brain than any other species, why we can't just exist as they do. Without a need for happiness, joy, peace, quiet, hate, or tears.

1999

I just want to cry!

1998

Sometimes the mysteries of life stop me dead
I'm always wondering what else
when maybe I should be looking at what is

I tend to run through life
wanting so much more
never taking the time to appreciate what was

Somewhere in my quest for satisfaction
I have tried to do more than I can
and once I realized that I wondered what went

Time to ponder these thoughts

1997

I am a part of all I have seen.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson -