Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

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 . . .

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.

©2019 j.g. lewis

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

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Posted on June 5, 2024 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

We take tally of days, events, and milestones that matter;

even subconsciously. They matter, in time, or at the time.

Each stroke, each day, represents something monumental

in some way. We recall days, perhaps not as often as we

should, that leave an impression on our mind. People and

places influence our solitary path, especially when we feel

alone. The conscious kindness of others will brighten your 

life cycle in periods when you need to shed greater light on 

what we have lived through. No columns represent wins or 

loses. Every single mark a subtle stanza of a never-ending 

poem registering episodes of emotion. Over time, all of our

experiences add up to well-lived life. Swift as a heartbeat, the 

sheer number of marks on the page is ever-humbling. We 

are present through it all. Whatever stage you find yourself

in this journey, it is just as important to remember all of the 

occasions and occurrences as it is to leave space for more.

© 2024 j.g. lewis

 

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