VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
August 18

"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
– Frank Lloyd Wright -

2006

When it's Friday as today is, I find I am thankful the week is over and I shall have a couple of days off work, but on the other hand I find that I am saddened knowing that I will be spending those two days off totally alone, with only the dog for company and absolutely no place to go to even break the pattern of isolation.

2005

"Pray for a good harvest, but keep on plowing."
- Nancy Otto -

2004

Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts.
- Author Unknown -

2003

The first three hours I spent crying every time I thought of what I had left behind, wanting it back, knowing that can never be again, knowing the choice I made is wrong, and struggling to change my frame of mind, to push forward, to take the challenge, to push myself, to go forward.

2002

in my heart I still call him son but why does he turn his back when I speak hello, I divorced his father but not him. I wonder what I did so wrong to be treated so badly. I reflect on the times I stopped his father's fists. fought his battles so he wouldn't have to deal with it, and in the end it was all in vain, a waste of my time, a waste of my youth. why?

2001

I felt the velvet softness of your hair
The roughness of your beard
the love of your heart

2000

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren -

1999

An inner feeling of independence, a freedom forgotten. Expanded friendships, and a little music.

1998

Counting my blessings as the day awoke
Thinking of friends near and far
Friends scattered from one sea to far off places
some are only names
others have faces

Friends that are dear
and hold a special corner of my heart
Friends who care and those that need
and even a few that can not hear

Friends from long ago
never forgotten
and those I met recently
treasures to hold forever

yes counting my blessings this day
and knowing the biggest one I have received
was having a friend as grand as thee

1997

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery -