Uncertainty can often
blur your surroundings.
The map is always there,
the lines signify the path
you need to follow.
You simply have to find
It is all in your hands.
© 2017 j.g. lewis
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A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .
There is very little that can be said about Eric Clapton that hasn’t already been said; except I saw him last night.
I’ve been listening to the musician, in all stages of his career, over the past five decades and he has been around even longer than that.
Through the years I’ve grown to appreciate Clapton more as a performer, recording artist, and as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, but I’ve never seen him live; until last night.
He was everything (and more) that I expected, playing selections from his lengthy career, and paying homage not only the blues artists who have influenced him but also to friends no longer with us.
Clapton and his band kicked of the Toronto concert with a cover of The Band’s The Shape I’m in, a fitting tribute to his longtime Canadian friend Robbie Robertson. Then, later, a tune he once recorded with Tina Turner: Tearing Us Apart.
The show was filled with both popular hits and selections you could tell he felt like playing. With a catalogue like Clapton’s there could have been even more hits, but he did what he had to do.
At age 79, Clapton’s seemingly effortless prowess on electric and acoustic guitar was both mature and effective. There were a lot of “wow” moments.
It was quite an evening.
What else can I say?
I'm like a pencil;
Still I write.
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.
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Take a close look at who, and what, you are.
Every little thing, each major accomplishment, or act of courage or cowardice, is accounted for in your being. How you spend your time, the days and years where you discover emotions and experience, add up to where you are now.
Your character is the result of lessons learned and bridges burned, morals and mindset formed by each person and every place you have crossed on the path.
Life is lived in layers.
What you do and where you have been is sometimes unseen, other times it shows, but not everything is there.
You can’t relive the realities you witness, as it comes and goes, but you can make use of what you know.
You shouldn’t take for granted the experiences that led you to so much.
The particulars and personalities, even if they are not with you, remain a part of all you are.
Don’t be afraid of showing how deep your layers go.