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 . . .

it was so

     scarcely we remember
       humble beginnings

   the when
                the where

     not consequential

   the why
                     however
        a true miracle

     for a time
     it was so

                 until it wasn’t

there are no humble endings

     but we are humbled
     by even its existence

08/12/2022                                                                                             j.g.l.

communication

Sadly, our voice
is not always
strong, or not always
there ,when it
is needed.

It is hard to know
what to say, or
how to say it,
so often we
remain silent.

Silence stops the
process of
communication,
but it does not
stop the thoughts.

08/09/2022                                                                                   j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

A sign I’ve been glancing at, daily, since I noticed it a week back at a regular coffee stop where I try to begin my day with a dark roast cup of bravery.
   I try to take the time, every morning, to scribble out my current considerations, deliberations, and contemplations on images and memories that have come to me in my dreams and in reality.
   If your first meal of the day is the most important, shouldn’t your first thoughts be as well?
   Take time to write them down. It’s important. What you are thinking affects how you continue to navigate your self through the coming hours or weeks.
   “The bravest thing you can be is yourself.”
   How much courage is required to make it through the remainder of the day? Is a single cup of coffee enough to provide the fortitude required to step further into the day?
   It’s a good start.

08/08/2022                                                                                         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
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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on June 22, 2015 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Longer days, shorter nights,
less time to reflect.
Summer Solstice.
                                  It’s happening.
Mistress Moon is weak, hardly
a whisper.
I no longer
hear her voice, or
                                 less and less
                                 she occupies
my mind.
Somehow it just happens.
My choice.
Less focus on her,
more focus on dreams and desires.
                                They can happen,
                                 they will happen,
without distraction.
Dedication, application, rejuvenation,
                                mentally,
                                spiritually,
                                physically;
that’s how it will happen.
You’ve come
too far,
given up
too much, to not
                                make it happen.
If you want
it to happen.
        Yes, your past may pester you,
        but it will not drag you down.
Remember
what made you feel good about yourself?
You can
                feel better
                be   better
if you want.
                              It can happen
                              if it’s meant to happen,
on your own terms.
                             Make it happen.

                                                           j.g.l.

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