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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I have a choice to make today, a federal by-election in Toronto Centre.
The area was previously represented by this country’s finance minister. He resigned a few months back in the midst of a scandal over misuse, or misdirection, taxpayer’s dollars.
This is valued political territory at this time. Canada has a minority government that can’t really afford to lose another seat in Ottawa. This riding has long been a Liberal stronghold. It is also the riding where the new leader of The Green Party is running. She needs a seat in Ottawa. She also grew up in the area.
There is another by-election today in nearby York Centre. It too was previously a Liberal seat.
It’s also a COVID election, and we will be taking precautions. In an effort to stop the spread of this deadly virus, Elections Canada has announced that we can bring our own pencils to mark our ballots,
It’s going to be a difficult choice.
I have so many pencils. do I choose a hard or soft lead? Do I select a colour to match my mood, or one that matches the party, or candidate, of choice?
I want to leave a mark.
I want to send a message with my vote.
Choosing the right pencil will be tough. Selecting which candidate to support won’t be difficult at all
Voting, itself, is not a choice, but a right.
Make your mark.