Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

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 . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

Our impressions of what art is, or how we perceive any form of artistic expression, may change by the minute, with the medium, or be modified by our mood.

   What may be discounted one day could reveal itself in the next to be an abstraction of genius, or an even bigger mess.

   Judgement routinely varies with thought.

   Perspective is altered.

   Perception is not always accurate.

   Subjective thinking pays little heed to fact, form, authenticity, or taste. Feelings simply arrive (often unaccounted for) and may stick with you, become your muse, or be ignored the next day. Yet the art remains.

06/17/2024                                                                                                      j.g.l.

still we rise

We are all expanding
and evolving; spiritually,
mentally and physically.
Organically. Individually.
Naturally
we encounter barriers,
circumstance or
undue conflict,
and still we rise.
Occasionally we
cross paths with
other souls who help us
to see and believe
we are moving
in the right direction.
We are nourished
by their presence,
however temporarily.
Growth is good. Sharing
in the advancement
of the human spirit
is even better.
Grow when you can,
assist others
when it is possible.
Individually
we are strong,
together
we are powerful.

© 2018 j.g. lewis

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.

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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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on June 13, 2022 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Last week was Canadian Music Week, an industry conference and music festival. After taking in several shows I got to see a sampling of the diversity and strength of this country’s music scene.

Tuesday’s performance by Crown Lands showed the range of possibilities a duo can create, from the seismic sonic guitar soundscapes, tender acoustic moments, and one of the most identifiable voices to come along in years. I’m looking forward to hearing much more from Cody Bowles (whose drumming is as precise and powerful as his voice) and guitarist, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Comeau.

I was, literally, amazed.

Saturday night, at the newly renovated El Mocambo, I had the absolute pleasure of hearing The Bros. Landreth from Winnipeg. The trio offered up a bluesy, soulfully rootsy mix with some of the sweetest three-part harmonies I have heard in a long time. The thick and thoughtful guitar work of Joey Landreth provides a big beautiful sound while his brother Dave holds down the bottom end with a rhythm style that allows Joey to do what he does. Bolstering the sound, and fleshing out the harmonies, was Roman Clarke

In the early ‘70s, Winnipeg’s The Guess Who developed a sound that was often referred to as “Wheatfield Soul”. The Bros. Landreth is the first Manitoba band to come around in decades that are worthy of the same label.

Crowds at both venues were both appreciative and jubilant, celebrating not only Canadian Music, but also the fact we can once again get out and see it live.

It has been an awful long time.

06/13/2022                                                                               j.g.l.

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