the tao of jaklumen

the path of the sage must become the path of the hero

Daily Haiku —


Rob’s getting a reblog, just because of the Joseph Campbell reference 😉

Rob's Surf Report

Ruins by Nicholas A. Tonelli (Image credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli)

past lives’ touch
reclaimed by the wild —

Master of the monomyth Joseph Campbell said that “[l]ife is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”

Rubik's Cube scrambled (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the ways that we create meaning in our lives is by surrounding ourselves with meaningful objects, things that imbue our lives with a unique sort of character. We have so many of these that it’s hard to count, but I’m compelled by this line of thought to consider the things I have which gain the least amount of use, yet I choose to hold on to them anyway: metal lunch boxes, 3D glasses, binoculars, Legos, Rubik’s Cubes, typewriters, safety razors, small glass bottles — utilitarian elements of times past; some were made even before my father was…

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Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me- the username is still unique as of the current year. Be aware that the facet you see, is only a small part of the me that is me.

3 thoughts on “Daily Haiku —

  1. You and me, Jak — we’re monomythical. 🙂


    • Yes. I think it is one of the things that weaves humanity together– our shared need to face what life gives us. To overcome, or to accept… or both.

      I am struggling a lot with pain lately. Transformers and the Monomyth will be done eventually, and Superman is on deck now.


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