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 . . .

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.

cloud songs

   

       Often we find promise
in the unexpected, only to be
   disappointed by the reality
          that presents itself.

    Tomorrow lacks the
certainty of yesterday,
but leaves enough room
       for hope.

What will this day provide?

08/05/2022                                                                                     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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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on July 12, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

I bought a new rain jacket last week.
   Given the forecast for the week ahead, and the one we’ve just been through, I’m pretty sure it’s a good investment.
   Quite simply, in recent days, I’ve been drenched one too many times by unexpected downpours (even though the weather reports said to expect rain).
   You can only chance it for so long, and me without an umbrella.
   I used to have a couple — a selection actually   of dependable rain garments but they were never there when needed, then never there at all.
   Where did they go?
   It took several stops at several stores to find a jacket that was rainproof and not just “rain repellent”, and high tech without being high-priced.
   I selected function over fashion, steering clear of recognizable logos and brand names, and ended up with a rather boring grey jacket.
   So far, it works when it should, and does what it needs to do.
   Practicality is my fashion statement.

07/12/2021                                          j.g.l.

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