This book is about a multitude of outstanding people, places, and events, which over a period of years have profoundly impacted the author's very soul and inspired and motivated him to passionately recall and applaud them in poetic form. It contains a vast collection of lyrical poems, which, based upon the author's personal experiences, are inspiring, emotional, humorous, perceptive, evocative, and stimulating. And many of them are accompanied by the author's candid comments, revealing background details and the intriguing circumstances that inspired their creation. They reflect his innermost hopes, fantasies, and whims, his beliefs, his joys, his loves, and his fears, and like the myriad of pixels in his photo, they combine to fabricate a third dimensional image of their creator. This book is thus a reversal of the renowned adage that "A picture is worth a thousand words."