VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
November 10

If the sky above seems cloudy,
And you are left out in the rain,
If you are searching for a rainbow,
But the colors bring you pain,
If your world is not revolving,
And there is no end in sight,
If you are looking for the sunshine,
But all you see is night,
If all around are smiling,
But all you can do is frown,
If you are tired of all this living,
When life just brings you down,
Then look beyond your teardrops,
At the wonders of this land,
The beauty of a flower,
Like velvet in your hand.
Feel the air around you,
The smell of new mown hay,
Laughing children in the park,
The innocence there at play,

Imagine floating with a butterfly,
As she flutters between the trees,
Or the whispers of the ocean,
On warm hot summer's breeze,
Think of the taste of candy floss,
As it melts upon your tongue,
Or the melody of morning birds,
As they greet each day with song,
Remember words of beauty,
Told in your mother's embrace,
Feel the gentleness of her touch,
As she softly kissed your face,

Seek the good within you,
Cast the clouds from your sky,
Don't look toward the pavement,
But hold your head up high,
Think not what life owes you,
But of all you have to give,
Forget about tomorrow,
Then you can start to live.

So Bless this age your are living in,
With the gifts you can bestow,
Don't disregard the stream of life,
Go gently with the flow.

~ Author unknown ~

2006

"Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best."
- Marva Collins -

2005

"No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness."
- Phillips Brooks -

2004

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."
- Proverbs 16:25 -

2003

Monday,

I'm working on a new design for the Vistas, not sure if it will ever come to be, simply because changing all the pages on the site seems like such a huge task, but yet it will give me something to focus on, something to fill the lonely hours of my life, something to make me better in the long run...maybe

Tuna salad sandwiches, broken plates, and other thoughts running rampant

2002

I have things inside me that need saying, things that I don't dare say, but what holds them inside, is it fear, is it that I don't know how to let them come forward, is it that my thinking is distorted, and locked away where no one or nothing will ever bring forward the inner side of myself?

2001

you took my breathe deep into your being
you took more than that from me
hold it safe, keep it always

2000

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it!
- Mary Englebreit -

1999

When the spirit searches for release
and darkness threatens the light
Where the only desire is to please
and the suns brilliance shines at night
Who shall be the one that sees?
and discontinue this tormented flight?

1998

rustling
restless

leaves falling
life's failing

end of the cycle
resting

1997

There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
- Dr. Who -