Archive for March, 2007


March 21st, 2007

A goal or objective that inspires or motivates a person, defined or undefinable, given by The Almighty.

I’ve been thinking more and more about vision lately. Its hard to imagine life without a vision. To quote Helen Keller:

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
Helen Keller

Being lost is the closest I can think of, when looking for an analogy to lacking a vision. Wondering aimlessly with no bigger picture would be pretty depressing. Although its hard when you start to wonder if your vision will ever work out. And trying to deal with being unable to share your vision is tough. How do you impart or share a vision with others? Do people want a vision, or are they content going day-to-day?

Motivation, vision, enthusiasm – what does it mean to people? Corporations are always coming up with their corporate vision and values. Politicians try to sell you on their vision for the country. Has our society become jaded to the idea of a vision?

I think this will require more thought.



March 21st, 2007

-Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros


Rondeau – We Wear the Mask

March 15th, 2007

Here is a very good example of rondeau poetry.

We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!