Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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Mondays are just young Fridays

I; also me: first-person singular.
   It is personal.
   It is how I may view the world, but not as I might write about it.
   I look at what is there and how it affects me as much as the cause and effect of all that may be.
   But, it goes deeper.
   What remains underneath letters disguised as action, place, or point of view, is not lost, perhaps only hidden between the lines.
   Observation; no, self-observation is required, now and then, to check your path and see where you have been or where you might be going.
   Perhaps now is the time, as now is the present, and this may be as good a time as any to look a little deeper into me, myself, and I.
   It is necessary. Now.
   I feel it, but I don’t know why?
   I wrote, many years ago:
     I’m like a pencil;
     sometimes sharp,
     most days
     well-rounded,
     other times
     dull or
     occasionally
     broken.
     Still I write.
   A mantra as much as an explanation, it is personal. I still write, but (again) I must ask myself ‘why’ more as a process of understanding than of questioning.
   We all must wonder, at times, mustn’t we?
   Shouldn’t we all take stock of our movements and memories and emotions?
   I think this is a good time for me.

07/04/2022                                                                                                                              j.g.l.

The Entire Experience

As my world has opened up — and perhaps the sign that we are slowly getting back to some kind of normal — I’ve been able to get out to concerts recently.
   I’ve been to four concerts in the past three weeks, which is more than usual and not as much as I’d like.
   Friday night, I watched and listened to Go Go Penguin. The English jazz band is back to touring after the COVID lockdown we all went through. Seeing the tight trio working through new and old material in its powerful metronomic, if not hypnotic, sound was inspiring; to say the least.
   The crowd in the packed hall was delighted, appreciative, and supportive. You could feel the reciprocal vibe between the band and the audience. The energy was sustained the whole evening through.
   I was overwhelmed by the entire experience. There truly is nothing like live music.

07/03/2022                                                     j.g.l.

the time between

You are here.
What remains of what was
matters less and less as
distance replaces the time
between then and this.
That was then.
This is now.

06/30/2022                                                  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
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on September 28, 2015 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

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Ten reminders from
last night’s lunar eclipse.

– Gravity has a role to play, and
   each of us has a place in the
   universe, but there are times
   when things line up and, even
   despite distance, the results
   are astounding.

– Things take time, but if you are
   patient, you will see results.

– You have to look up, or you
   will miss a few miracles.

– There are 24 hours in a day.
   Some days are brighter than
   others, and sometimes clouds
   get in the way, but you still need
   to make the most out of every
   hour. Time is finite; though your
   enjoyment of time need not be.

– If you are going to stay up late,
   make it worthwhile.

– Entertainment and amusement
   is not always man made.

– Some times you just have to sit
   and allow time to pass. You
   cannot rush and, if you try not
   to, you will enjoy the moments.

– Don’t expect things to be what
   they are built up to be, accept
   them as they are and see the
   beauty that is there.

– A camera can capture the
   moment, but your mind
   holds the memory.

– Some things are worth waiting    for.

                                                                                      j.g.l.

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