Preface . . .
Through the passages of time we are all given a story to tell. The story of our lives unfolds layer by layer filling us with many lessons to learn along the way. In doing so, we experience degrees of love, sadness, pain, sorrow, and joy. It is the magnitude which keeps one whole, triggering our doors toward enlightenment to open. Every layer varies in degree and depth. For instance, love has its beginning, middle and end. For some there is a beginning, middle, end and then a new beginning. All this comprises life’s greater circle of expansion and knowledge.
During the course of one’s life he must learn all he can about life. It won’t all be pleasant. In this collection of poetry I take the reader on a profound journey of the self more or less through uncovering basic truths not only about the world, but about himself.
He or she comes to learn we as beings and the world are interconnected. Every being comprises the fiber of existence for all life. We hang onto strands tugging at the heart, and leading us toward a new completion of self by way of our experiences. As we walk through open doors presenting themselves to us, we explore with our sense of wonder. Therefore, we live, we laugh, we love, we cry, we endure anguish through love and loss. However, there comes with such knowledge an inner power we never before realized existed.