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
        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.


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
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
other times
dull or
Still I write.

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on March 15, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

I need to make some changes this week.
   There are a few things on my list (this goes well past resetting the clocks), all of them intended to change, in some way, the way I live or have lived.
   I feel it is time.
   We have all come through a year of change. Many of the changes were unexpected, some of them demanded of us, but nevertheless it was change. We didn’t know it would take this long and, for a while, it seemed it wouldn’t, or it wasn’t.
   And we are still changing. We are adapting. We are adjusting.
   We are (or we should be) evolving.
   Change doesn’t need to be a complete transformation, in fact; the slightest change may end up as your sweet salvation. But you need to change. You may need it more than you think; you might not even realize what is required or why it is necessary.
   There are so many reasons for change and they change, as we do.
   We need to change even if for no reason other than change.
   The things that might have worked may no longer be working. Or could it be we are no longer working for change? The answers may differ, but the questions are always about change.
   Time changes, the seasons change and we have all changed before (whether we care to admit it, or not).
   Change is inevitable. Change is undeniable.
   Change can be a wonderful thing.
   Or change can be frightening.
   Welcome the change.

03/15/2021                                               j.g.l.

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