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 . . .

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.


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;
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most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
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Because You Can

Posted on October 4, 2022 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Some days we wander without destination in mind.  There is nothing specific that needs to be accomplished during that particular day and anything, really, is possible.
   The only true certainty -— attentive to the fact that nothing is truly certain — is that you will eventually arrive home, full of experience, later in the day.
   We need more days like that, unplanned as they are, as hopeful as you want them to be.
   Along the way, throughout the day, you may notice things that you haven’t before, or pop into an unfamiliar store to look at things you don’t really need (or be reminded of something that you do). You might even stop for lunch and nourish your body with street meat (or a sandwich) knowing the days ahead might not allow the opportunity for an impromptu picnic with time to people-watch or deal haphazardly with your thoughts.
   Make sure you stop, once in a while, simply because you can. Hydrate. Refresh yourself with a couple of deep breaths.
   Forget the notion that each day must have a plan, a purpose, or some sort of prosperity. Maybe time can be as well wasted as it is well spent?
   You are worth the time.
   It’s worth taking that time.
   It is what you do on days like these, as few and far between as you make them, when they simply happen because you made up your mind to make them happen.
   As I have said before, we need more days like that (or something very similar).
   Make the day a good one.

10/04/2022                                                                         j.g.l.

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