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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Each of us cultivates, embraces, falls or functions with (or within) some form of a relationship; general or specific. Personal, professional, academic or accidental, relationships are elemental to our role, or identity, as a human being and how we relate with friends, family, or foe. Even subtle strangers have a place within the circumference of our lives.
Daily, weekly, or hourly, we settle or struggle with the emotional imperatives that find us (or are forced upon us) as we deal with the joy, confusion, anger, empathy or apathy that comes our way.
Through it all, in any circumstance, we must decide how we deal with the people in any aspect of our lives. Above all, we must decide the impact of love, generally or specifically, and how we accept it, allow it, share it or disavow it.
It is not an easy task.
Love is more than an emotion; it is greater than a state of mind and it, sadly, is missing in the lives of so many right now.
We need more love, right now, general or specific, individual or communal.
We need to feel it more than we do.
Know what I mean?
What will you do with the love that comes your way today?
Happy Valentine’s Day wherever you are.
You are loved.