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 . . .

Look

When it’s not right, we see
only what is wrong instead
of trying to make it better.

Look past the faults.
See possibilities.

Keep moving forward.

08/17/2022                                                                              j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

So, I make mistakes.
   An oversight or three, here and there, or an error or lack of judgment can (and will) happen. My lack of foresight simply happens.
   We do not learn from our mistakes, but rather we learn from the experience.
   You cannot prepare yourself for all probabilities knowing a mistake is a likely possibility.
   Pay attention.
   Experience comes from noticing what you are paying attention to.

08/15/2022                                                                                     j.g.l.

 

That Moon

 

Maybe this Moon

with the power it bleeds

      will illuminate more

      unnecessary violence

     and greed.

       Maybe this Moon

         has memories

    it simply cannot forget.

       Some of us will relate

    while others regret.

  Maybe that Moon knows

        what it is all worth

   and sets an example

       for those looking up

         from this earth.

07/27/2018                                                                            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 February 1, 2016 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

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It’s the distance — whether latitude
and longitude, time, or space, or
attitude — that can affect each and
every relationship in our lives.
   You do still care, but you are not
always there. You begin to think
differently, or not as much, without
that regular reminder.
   You can close the gap by phone,
or a card, or quick message, to show
you care, especially when you can’t
be there. But once in a while you
need that smile, the presence of a
person, to make it all worthwhile.
   You need a visit, a little time
together, just to see and to feel
the need. A simple gesture, an act
of grace, can pull you back on track
and put you in the right place.
   You need to be reminded, or
remind yourself, of all that is whole
and good, and real.
   You need to remember that
distance need not be an obstacle,
if your mind and heart is open.
   You may not be there, always,
but you can still feel there.
   Moments together remind you
what you have, what you cherish,
and what you need.
                                                                            j.g.l.

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