VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
May 5

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
- John 10:10 -

"Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before."
- James Buckham -

2006

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."
- Martin Luther King, Jr. -

2005

If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edgar Watson Howe -

2004

"The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "History" -

2003

well today just plain sucked. and that is being nice about it. However I finally decided to do some changing and this was the result.

2002

mental preparedness can not prepare for the morrow

2001

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
- Rita Mae Brown -

2000

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.
- Lao-tzu -

1999

The mirror shows no reflection
Staring in at the emptiness
wondering why it is so
and where it is at
What is it?

Love and hate
Emotions of the heart
no feelings but yet wounded
a pain so deep
but no answers to heal
Why is this?

Why is there no answer
I scream inside
I cry the silent tears
I look and look
and look again
Where are they?

1998

Nightmares
I heard the shot
then the moan
I knew it was you
I cried your name
no one came
I prayed
I was wrong
My body shook
I didn't know what had happened
I waited and waited
but no word
Finally somewhere in the night
I drifted off again
this time to sleep
once again I heard the shot
I heard the moan
but the face was changed
I waited for them to come
to tell me
I screamed your name
no one came
it was just a dream

1997

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always.
- Albert Schweitzer -