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

Basket with apples
Mouse drawn by
B. J. Carper

"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing."
– George Sheehan -


Touch the shore with your being and when you do you shall find that dreams can be as real as reality can be a dream. Open your eyes to the inner self to see all that is and was of yourself, and then talk to your heart and follow it on desires path. This is where true happiness must lay?


"What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup."
– Boris Pasternak -


Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein -


a discovery
I have forgotten the birds
their flight
their beauty
their freedom
their message
what they brought to my life, the connection
as though once before I was a feathered fowl, who soared
who watched, who knew


I looked up and saw the face faded from my mind. but the picture remains and I tell myself to put it away, to store it in my memories, for the day has come where it can no longer be my dream or my hope, the silence tells me that, my heart knows, my mind says it is so but yet I can't forget.


when my heart is heavy and I feel so alone, I look for the friend everyone has.


take a look in the mirror
talk to the person there
then ask yourself is that person telling you the truth
and you will know the answer and it will be the only time you will be sure


With all the emotions spinning from the feelings of unsatisfied or unfulfilled dreams, dreams of grandeur and of splendor, how do we continue to struggle through the day to day existence of never knowing, always wondering what else there is to be?


The song was sung in tender reverence of the dearly departed
muffled sobs could be heard from the front
The words of greatness and devotion spoken
a slow filing from the pews
and then the silent journey up the hill to her final resting spot

Her spirit has been lifted
the burdens removed
finally free of the pain and the sorrow
memories abound of priceless gifts
a blessing to have known, and one never to forget


Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius -