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j.g. lewis

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Mondays are just young Fridays

I seem to spend more time reviewing the camera manual than I do shooting with the damn camera.
   With my new camera, about six months ago, I have already enjoyed many hours capturing the sights and my surroundings at all hours of the day. There are several images I’ve created over the months, of both people and places, that I’m especially proud of.
   I make an attempt, as often as I can, to practice a craft I have spent much of my life studying.
   But I want to learn more.
   I continue to establish what has often been trial-and-error proficiency in the craft, and art, of photography. It is what I do, and have done.
   It is about finding value in what you do and how you live.
   Involve yourself in what you can, find the lessons or the learning as you go, in everyday experiences. It becomes a rewarding challenge as you broaden your interests with a new topic, or focus deeply on what gives you pleasure
   Not everything is immediately enjoyable, but with a concrete focus you might see greater possibilities.

01/30/2023                                                                                                 j.g.l.

the influence

There are a handful of albums that signified a change in music in the late ‘70s. Many of those albums were British, but you could hear an immediate response — even revolution — from a select few American bands.
   Television was one of those bands, and Marquee Moon was one of those definitive records.
   You didn’t hear the music on the radio, not in the middle of the Canadian prairies, so I listened to it intently on the stereo at home.
   In the years that followed, I could hear the influence of Television’s singer, guitarist and principal songwriter Tom Verlaine on other bands of the time; even on the radio. I still hear it now.
   Tom Verlaine passed away yesterday at age 73.

01/29/2023                                                                                          j.g.l.

you wait

killing time
without concern for
productivity
nothing to prove
nothing to see
you wait as only
you can
killing time like it
means a damn

01/27/2023                                                                                   j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

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is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on June 26, 2017 by j.g.lewis // 1 Comment

What do you promise yourself, or deny, day after day?
  What do you put off doing, even when you know you should, but don’t?
  Each of us has something more we could do for our spirit, mind or body, yet we don’t follow the call, for whatever reason.
  We may feel tired, physically or emotionally. We may have thought about it long enough and convinced ourselves we don’t need it now, or that now should be later.
  We may have become so settled in our ways that we can only put it off for another day (or the one after that). The pages on the calendar turn, and turn again and we no longer think of the why, but the when.
  Physically we need to breathe, mentally we need to see, and emotionally we need to be. All parts of the whole you need stimulation, not hibernation. Trying something new, or picking up where we once were (when it comes to just about anything), can put it all in perspective.
  It’s a new day, of a new week.
  Begin now.

06/26/2017                                     j.g.l.

 

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