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

Just as the soft rains fill the streams,
pour into the rivers and join together in the oceans,
so may the power of every moment of your goodness
flow forth to awaken and heal all beings,
Those here now, those gone before, those yet to come.
By the power of every moment of your goodness
May your heart's wishes be soon fulfilled
as completely shining as the bright full moon,
as magically as by a wish-fulfilling gem.

By the power of every moment of your goodness
May all dangers be averted and all disease be gone.
May no obstacle come across your way.
May you enjoy fulfillment and long life.

For all in whose heart dwells respect,
who follow the wisdom and compassion, of the Way,
May your life prosper in the four blessings
of old age, beauty, happiness and strength.

- author unknown -


"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
– Anatole France -

2006

Sometimes when this feeling of aloneness comes over me I question myself and the ways I can change that, sadly I have found that I have become more reclusive than I ever was, and there is no way out of that I fear. I truly don't believe this is how life is supposed to be, but yet I feel helpless to change it. I just don't have it in me to go out into this world and try to find new friendships.

2005

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
- Ella Fitzgerald, 1917-1996, Jazz Singer -

2004

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.
- Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)" -

2003

I spent the day working on the Vistas, finally doing something for me this weekend, although I know I should have been doing different things, sometimes a person just has to stop and say it's my time. If you don't you will soon find you never have any time for yourself, and in the process you begin to lose who you are.

2002

if one lives alone long enough they become the pariah that society scorns. and the longer the isolation the deeper the thorns

2001

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
- Coco Chanel -

2000

forgiveness must come before life can go beyond the grief and the pain of the past

1999

We all have our inner demons, we try to hide from them at times, we battle and curse them, but they still remain, building a barrier around us, a form of protection maybe? possibly? or an unconscious thought of not letting go of the past and fearing the future will hold more

1998

I knew you would go
all have before you

I knew I could never be loved
no one can love me

I knew it would end
it always does

I knew you would hurt me
but I was helpless to stop

I knew all this and yet
I gave you my heart

1997

We have seen better days.
- William Shakespeare -