Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

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

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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These Are Only Facts

Posted on May 30, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

This week the remains of 215 children were discovered on what was once the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
   This was Canada’s largest residential school.
   These children were taken from their families decades ago.
   They were not cared for.
   They were not accounted for.
   They were not among the 4,110 children already documented as having died in the Canadian residential school system.
   The schools killed them.
   It is expected there will be more bodies located on the grounds of this school, and possibly other schools across this country.
   The Kamloops Indian Residential School was closed in 1978. This was within my lifetime.
   The last residential school in this country was closed in 1996, within my child’s lifetime.
   The residential schools are the bleakest chapter in my county’s history.
   Sadly, the history is all too recent.
   Genocide existed in Canada in my lifetime.
   I am ashamed.
   These are only facts.

05/30/2021                                            j.g.l.

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