VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
April 29

"Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded."
- 2 Chronicles 15:7 -

"I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can you can't do any better."
- Harry S. Truman -

2006

"Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
- Johann von Goethe -

2005

My father always used to say
that when you die,
if you've got five real friends,
then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca -

2004

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse and prove me now herewith saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
- Malachi 3:10-12 -

2003

Things have been weighing on my mind so heavy lately. I keep thinking about the e-mail I got last Thursday and how I would like to answer it and how I can't, for my words would be twisted and more read into them than what they actually say.

What would I say if I were to write that letter back.

Maybe that the sender should know that they will always be my dearest friend and will always be in my heart
Maybe that I pray that the sender finally does take the time and the energy to completely understand themselves, to realize that inside there is good, to finally realize what in love and true love are
Maybe that I hope they now understand how I'm able to still Love, and to believe that such a love will be mine again someday.

Maybe I would tell the sender to understand my feelings
Maybe I would say that it never was about physical or material things
Maybe I would speak the truth the sender never wanted to believe in although they knew it as the truth.
Maybe I would pray that God's love will show the sender he is real, and that only through him can one ever know that, that love is the one to die for.

Maybe I would say how I wished we could just talk again from time to time as friends, eye to eye
Maybe I would ask how the sender is, I do worry and wonder
Maybe I would ask to see the answers to all the questions, in the only place I could and know that it was the truth, in a view the sender knew they could never hide anything from me. In Eyes of Blue.

Maybe if I were to write I would say these things.

2002

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
- Alan Watts -

2001

join in the song
of loves furlong
music is sung
as night lingered and clung

2000

Love in transit flight
lost among the dreams
silence fills the night
reflected in the moonbeams

1999

A dreamer's paradise
where hopes are fulfilled
wishes granted
magic drifts upon the breeze
in a mystical beauty
of streaming crystal waters,
and luscious fields of green
all if free
no pain
no worry
no hate

1998

Watching the morning sun rise in the East
seeing all the splendor of the day awake around me
hearing the birds singing
the dew drying
a new day being born
I find myself in awe of the beauty that surrounds me
so many blessings granted each day
so many not realized
There are times when we just have to stop for a moment
take the time, to look, listen, feel, smell, touch.
just to see
Count your blessings big and small
make it a contest to see how many you can gather in one day
hold them close to your heart
and savor their meaning.

1997

All the world's a cage.
- Jeanne Phillips -