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
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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What Needs To Be Read

Posted on June 30, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

My night table hosts a stack of possibilities and good intentions; books I’ve been meaning to get around to for quite a while.
There is neither rhyme nor reason to the stack – fiction or fact, self-care, philosophy or biography – some of the books have been started but somehow, at some point, I stopped and picked something else up. I was lured away by another possibility.
I keep the books in progress handy, bookmark in place, feeling I’ll get back to it soon. I always feel I need to finish something once I have started, and generally I do; it just may take awhile.
Many of the books are recommendations from friends, or something I’ve read about somewhere, or a title, author or subject matter that interested me at the time. There are also a couple of ‘fate’ books; those paperbacks from office lunch room, or transit stops or coffee shops that ended up in my possession as if it was predestined.
I’m not one to mix with fate, so I do get around to them. Eventually.
Summer is often a good time to catch up on what needs to be read. I think I’ll begin tomorrow.
What’s on your summer reading list? Do you read different material (subject of style) in the summer than you might other times of the year? Have you been reading more in these pandemic times?
What’s on your night table?

06/30/2020                                             j.g.l.

 

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