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 . . .


Comfort food,
as the temperature dips.


Restaurant special,
mom’s recipe or
make it up as you go.

Is there a better day
than today?

Be nourished.

Take the time
to enjoy.

Remember the leftovers.

09/23/2022                                                                    j.g.l.


Art is subjective,

graffiti destructive,

or is it



09/22/2022                                                                   j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

There is nothing definite about autumn.
   Fall is fickle, if not downright unpredictable, right down to when it begins.
   We have ‘Meteorological” autumn: defined by splitting the year into nice simple quarters with September 1st chronologically marking the day.
   Then we have “Astronomical” autumn beginning on September 22nd and marked by the autumnal equinox.
   But last week, I observed “Spiritual” autumn, not as much defined by a date as a feeling.
   It was unexpected actually. It was Thursday. The weather had been downright balmy as of late and the trees remain lush and leafy. The gorgeous colours so familiar to autumn have hardly arrived, so the morning chill took me by surprise, and I without a sweater.
   Indeed, it felt like autumn.
   Autumn comes with the end of summer and is elated closely to going back to school.
   How many years of my life have been marked by September? Certainly those of my youth, when summer seemed to last a helluva lot longer than it does these days.
   Enjoy your autumn; stretch it out as long as you can because winter, most certainly, will be much more definite.

09/19/2022                                                                                          j.g.l.


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most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on May 14, 2018 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Our minds and our screens are flooded, daily, with information and images from known and unknown sources. Everybody wants to catch your eye, it is plain to see, yet many times the message is as flat as the screen in your hand.
  You begin to question motives, manners, and the actual message (often 280 characters or less). It’s getting worse, really, as people or corporations are trying harder to get noticed in this sea of unrecognizability.
  We are all looking for information or entertainment, and we click evermore frequently on the devices which have become the way we communicate in this digital age.
  I am clicking more, but I know I have to question, more frequently, what I am finding in front of me.
  We all do.
  I guess it’s about authenticity, as you try to go beyond what you see.
  Look at all that is there; the flawless facade diverts attention from what is inside. Advertising is often this way (always has been), liking the sizzle over the steak or the icing instead of the cake; there is a focus on an image that can only be skin deep.
  The body is buff, impeccably dressed, a smile full of teeth, the package presented in perfect condition, but the content that comes out of the mouth is far less than expected.
  You begin to question what is really there.
  I’m looking for originality.
  Honesty, even in its awkwardness, is always preferable. You should say what you mean, and mean what you say. How else can you expect to get through this day to day?
  Seek the meaning in the words and celebrate those which mean something to you.
  We are all looking for meaning.
  I’m looking, now especially, for more clarity. I am looking to write all I can see, flaws and all.

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