After the Camino Frances, I looked at distance, work, and work ethic differently.
I spent 6 to 8 hours a day walking 20-30km– And that was it.The bulk of my life meant just walking, and Behind the walking,
Was the preparation to walk.
It was so simple in monotony, but there were no distractions. It was just myself, and the people around me, while the rest of my day was spent settling a bed, washing my clothes, bathing myself, eating, and sleeping.
That was my day– everyday.
The realization here is that there is a key word to describe this, and it epitomizes life– That magic word is WORK.
“That’s Not Work, That’s Just Life”
You’re right exactly— Because it’s both, they’re the same thing — life IS work.
“Take it as you will, for I can only hope another soul may find solace through these fragmented words.”
-G. Kourtesiotis, 2016
Let Me Ask You A Question:
What is the meaning of life?
These are questions that I have asked myself many times in my own life. As a child, I would lay restlessly in bed contemplating existence, and origins of humanity.
Fascinated, yet overly perplexed, the more answers that I sought, the more questions I created. One door lead into another, and back–infinitely.
There are many “meanings” in life.
Welcome to Littermature!
The hunger to understand the larger questions in life forced me to dig into the depths of everything in order to shine as much light into the darkness as possible. What I noticed, is that diving into these dark corners of my mind often tested me greatly. It brought forward significant challenges, but everytime I came out on the other end, I was a stronger man, with more to show for it on all accounts.
The more I got knocked down, the easier it became to start trying to stand back up… Standing up again doesn’t get any easier, but accepting the challenge does.
As a result, I have become fanatical over the idea of our better selves. In that, it is each of our own responsibility to carry ourselves as far up the infinite ladder of life–for our complete betterment.
It is here where my aim is for something significant to find you within Littermature’s walls in the pursuit of growth.
If you want to learn a little bit more about what Littermature stands for, just read through the segments below– Or don’t, don’t let me tell you what to do– Do it for yourself!
Happy Reading Growing–if you choose it!
My name is George Kourtesiotis, I kickstarted Littermature as a means of personal expression as I have been journaling my thoughts, poems, dreams, and intentions since 2012.
As my notebooks filled in over the years, I began expanding my mind into more detailed forms of writing and creative exploits to further bridge an understanding of my own human experience.
What’s more important is witnessing the astonishing power behind capturing thoughts, because The more I journaled, the more my reality responded.
My life lined itself up with the pages of my own notes.
Writing has helped me progress my growth through both intention, and expression. And though my words can be dark, or cynical at times, I always like to maintain a persisting hope that carries me through my darkest days.
This hope in faith, is what keeps me striving towards my own betterment. And the more I reflect back on myself, I realize that:
I am still here.
I brought myself to this point, what –outside of myself– is stopping me from getting to the next point in life. We can choose our points, and my life’s meaning is interlaced with greatness.
And in that, I believe that WE ALL HAVE THE CAPACITY FOR GREATNESS— if, and how we choose it.
This is Littermature’s BLOG. I don’t force creativity because things work better for me and my expression when I let things come about under their own accord.
The HUMAN Experience is my passion. Poetry, philosophy, religion, self help, motivation, inspiration, personal empowerment. These are some of the topics that I personally like to post —**Ahem** rant– about.
Surely there is something in here for someone. And If it’s not for you– then hey, that’s cool too. Maybe my instagram page will be more exciting.
But more often than not, we all know someone where a few simple words can be lifechanging. We can not know for sure what problems plague another individual —whether it be family, acquaintance, or friend.
A shared message can go a long way towards finding roots that are yearning to grow.
Take in the message, absorb what serves you, or others, let go of the rest.
This is the origin to Littermature, as it started as a collection of journaled thought entries, and observances. They were initially jotted down onto scrap pieces of paper, notebooks, or any other form of parchment over the years. Ultimately, it is a collection of my own personal thoughts that have been documented intuitively, when I felt the need to preserve the moment of my words.
It’s in the name!
Littermaturecame about as a mass disorganization of “littered“ thoughts that came about through a time of personal maturing. Littermature Online is the collection of these original expressions of mind that came about as literature of my soul– Poetry, if you would like to call it that.
Feel FREE to dive deeper into the blocked time of a mind, by reading through Littermature Online. It’s there to be read.
Writing is the bread and butter of manifestation.
Littermature Notebooks can be used for journaling, goal setting, drawing, dreaming, planning, designing, or err– math. Feel free to use them in whatever manner you desire.
I also focus on artistic pencil cases, which can be used as organizers for pencils, arts, money, makeup, painting, or crafts… Again, use them how you please.
Why Notebooks and Pencil Cases?
I chose to focus on these products as the physical act of handwriting has been a very powerful form of expression in my life. I feel the need to give people the chance to purchase something unique, inspiring, or straight up entertaining in a way that can help them cultivate their own expressions as dictated by their very own, and unique experience.
We ALL have an identity, and it’s important to identify with the people and things that we surround ourselves with– People and tools for our betterment. In that, it is IMPERATIVE TO MEANINGFULLY CONNECT with these things as we live in a day where connection has extended itself BEYOND the physical reach of our fingertips.
How Do You Make These?
I create design, draw, or journal as it comes to me, they are typically influenced by my day to day experiences, perspectives, interactions, and expressions with the world. They often surface subconsciously through spontaneity or sheer observation of experience.
When a concept comes about in my mind, I begin scheming on my tablet, where each design is pieced together in its completion. Tangibly speaking, from process to product the whole things 100% Canadian.