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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So Much To Say

Posted on December 20, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

So little of the year remains. Still. So much to say, even more to be thankful for. Each day we are blessed, many times in ways we cannot even comprehend. Or express.
   We are blessed many times over.
   Winter solstice is upon us.
   It is now, then, a time for thought. Time to remind ourselves what we have been through (survived) and what is ahead.
   We should be thankful.
   We need to be grateful for what we have. We need to be more understanding of ourselves, our intentions, and of those around us: both friends and strangers.
   Give thought to your thoughts. Make them good, make them better, and make them kinder.
   We all need kindness, particularly those who are not aware or have not shown kindness. Maybe they have not experienced kindness? They, perhaps more than all others, need to see and need to believe kindness can also be forgiveness.
   Kindness may be the greatest wonder of our life.
   Tomorrow we step forward from the darkest day of the year to a brighter future. Be optimistic. Be grateful. Show kindness.

12/20/2020                                            

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