VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
August 31

"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."
– Aldous Huxley -


"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
- Robin Williams -

2006

The day was uneventful, kind of damp and rainy off and on, just another day in the life of me.

2005

In our journeys we met those who walk in and walk out, and we never give it a second thought, but then there are those who walk in and steal a part of who we are, either by chance or choice, it's no matter, they do and they live with us forever. they lay the blocks of life that surround us and form us as the sculptor does his clay, the question I ponder this day is how does one tear down those walls and move forward when everything then was as good as perfect could be and everything on the outside was frightening. Where do we find the courage to stick even our toe outside those walls to test the waters once again.

2004

another sleepless night.
too cold
too alone
too quiet
too sad

2003

preparations to move
to leave my safety zone
to part the comfort of close
to move onward
to make life changes

2002

alone, and alone

2001

My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw -

2000

Many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest timbered oak.
- William Shakespeare -

1999

In the dawning of the morn
the sorrow of the forlorn
lay hidden, buried,
waiting to be born

In the closing of the eve
where they come to deceive
lies untold, forgotten,
giving but yet to receive

1998

Smile upon me with your words of love
give to me as never before
treasure my presence in your life
and forget those that came before

For if you shall I promise my devotion
pleasure, and love
the gift of my heart is yours to keep
and to forget all those before

Grant me the chance to show you the love I have within
share my thoughts and feelings through life
the memories to make in the future
and to forget all the hurts of the past.

1997

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo -