Mythos & Marginalia

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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 . . .

good intentions

I am going to yoga later this morning. At least, that is my intention.

   It’s almost 6 a.m., and a mat that hasn’t seen much activity in quite a while is waiting beside my packsack. It has been years, really, since I have stepped into a class. I’ve been feeling, lately, like it is time to do what I used to do regularly.

   Almost a decade ago, yoga was a true constant in my life. It was a practice that, for all intents and purposes, consumed me physically, mentally, and spiritually.

   Today, I’m trying to get that feeling back.

   I have very few expectations.

   My balance is not what it once was, I am often stiff and struggling, and I’m feeling the need to give this body the stretching it needs. My birthday a few days ago reminded me I am not getting any younger.

   So, I’m off to yoga in a few hours and I am doing so with good intentions.

   Namaste.

06/14/2024                                                                                          j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

   within the company of others

                   we navigate space

 

           between now and then

                 choosing where we go

         and with whom we travel

 

                 at times it gets crowded

                       and still seems lonely

         otherwise comfortable

         on our own

 

             companionship makes

             the journey worthwhile

 

 

06/10/2023                                                                                          j.g.l.

in hindsight

Reasons are excuses,
explanations simple
rationalizations for
what you are thinking
or feeling. History is
full of reasons and,
in hindsight, excuses.
Or promises.
I have known many.

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sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on October 26, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

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.

10/26/2020                                                 j.g.l.

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