This first book is a personal reflection of experiences, places, peoples, trials, and successes of the author. The goal is to inspire by sharing poignant thoughts, encourage by spreading ardent hope, and enlighten by being honest and forthright. The words in this glittering collection of poems and lyrics form one of the most naked self-exposures undertaken by a retired Soldier. Jef Harris reveals himself with vibrant literary invention. Speaking face-to-face to his readers, he paints a colorful tapestry of language that invites you to read or listen, appreciate and understand as you relate to the emotive messages in his voice.