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 . . .


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
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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No Need To Rush

Posted on February 2, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

I spent a glorious day yesterday wandering about the city with my daughter.
  It was a beautiful day, in so many ways. Snow free and unseasonably warm, it did not feel like the first of February, and given the company and conversation I hardly noticed the wind and wet snow that accompanied us later in the day.
  I needed a day like this; a day where nothing was really planned but spending time together. It’s a welcome distraction from the ways and worries of our everyday lives.
  We did a lot more browsing than shopping, at lunch we talked more than we ate, and the distance we live from each other, and the time since our last visit, was lessened.
  We spent the day communicating, and that’s something I’m proud to say we do well. We each make the effort to maintain, and build, our cherished lifetime bond. Yes, we write letters, text and talk on the phone, and keep up with our lives, but there is nothing like a face-to-face visit.
  It takes planning, and it requires travel, and in that we both find fulfillment.
  Today we’ve got a few plans and places to see, but there’s nothing definite and there’s no need to rush. Tomorrow we’ve got most of the day together before she jets back to her home and I will remain in Toronto, content and already thinking about my next trip west to see her.
  Fulfillment comes from knowing what you have.

02/02/2020                                         j.g.l.

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