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

Posted on July 12, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

I bought a new rain jacket last week.
   Given the forecast for the week ahead, and the one we’ve just been through, I’m pretty sure it’s a good investment.
   Quite simply, in recent days, I’ve been drenched one too many times by unexpected downpours (even though the weather reports said to expect rain).
   You can only chance it for so long, and me without an umbrella.
   I used to have a couple — a selection actually   of dependable rain garments but they were never there when needed, then never there at all.
   Where did they go?
   It took several stops at several stores to find a jacket that was rainproof and not just “rain repellent”, and high tech without being high-priced.
   I selected function over fashion, steering clear of recognizable logos and brand names, and ended up with a rather boring grey jacket.
   So far, it works when it should, and does what it needs to do.
   Practicality is my fashion statement.

07/12/2021                                          j.g.l.

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