VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
April 8

"In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time."
- Robert Collier, Writer and Publisher -

2006

"Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement."
- Thomas N. Carruther -

2005

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
- Nigerian Proverb -

2004

sitting and thinking, sometimes eats away at the mind, it brings the spirit to a halt and diminishes the ability to comprehend the joys each day presents to us. Sometimes we have to take the time that what we do today will be our memories in the future, so we need to make a spot in our minds and in our hearts for each and every moment we exist.

2003

In Retrospect

I arrived at 3 in the morn. found a wal-mart and took a nap parked among the RV's in the parking lot. As my reservations don't start til 4:00 pm I find I have plenty of time to kill.

I shopped the wal-mart of course taking care to inspect D-17 and was amazed they still had items from last October on the Shelf. In comparison my department does me very proud.

Breakfast at McDonald's and then sort of a lost Journey to the coast

at 8:45 am I find myself at the Myrtle Beach State Park The entrance tot eh park truly breathtaking and the anticipation of once again casting my sights upon the rolling waves of the Atlantic, I slowly drove the distance of the park taking time to see what I could see. I parked and walked the short distance over the Dunes covered with Sea Oats across the plank boardwalk pausing briefly as if to prepare my soul for the breath taking awe of the foaming, powerful waves.

The sky was over cast, the temp cool, the wind brisk and whispering. I could hear the soothing rumblings of the waves crashing into the shore and the squall of the gulls. The tide was going outward and a ribbon of perfect shells and coral laid within my grasp. The first step off the boardwalk sank my feet into unblemished sands, wiped clean of human presence during the night, a lone soul ran along the waterline, small at first a near speck.

I stopped among the shell line and thought of all the life they once contained.

there was so much my eyes, my ears, my nose, my skin, all of my senses took in, in such a brief moment in time. Words will never describe it all or ever compare. I wished it were warmer so that I could have enjoyed it more.

2002

to love one, is not as hard as giving only to one, in the after thought of passion and that of lust

2001

So I can't live either without you or with you.
- Ovid -

2000

Realization
difference between needs and wants
I need fed
I want chocolate
I need shelter
I want a home
I need clothing
I want to be cloaked in love
I need rest
I want peace
I need me
I want someone else

1999

The road stretched out before us
Many miles to travel
no deadlines
no one but us
a time to escape, a time to share

1998

Okay better now, meds work great.
*laughing*

It's the wee hours of the morn and I'm still a bit disoriented but wanted to add some light thoughts since the last few have been so bleak.

The trees are budding outside and as the morning light comes to kiss the dew from their branches they will reach even further, soon they will be dressed in all their glory.

The ducks are beginning to nest in another month babies will follow them everywhere, The pheasants will be running wild and baby bunnies will be hopping all over the place.

Spring brings so much new, replacing all the tired, and worn with a freshness that can not be found anywhere or anytime but then. Spring holds the future for all the year, what will this year bring?

1997

The virtuous man is never a novice in worldly things.
- Marcus Valerius Martialis -