Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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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 . . .

Look

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
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

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

The brothers and sisters we grew up with, the friends down the street, were all consequential and consistent elements of our lives for the longest time.
   The street where we lived, in the city or town we grew up in, is our original home.
   At some point we move away — as do your siblings and some of your friends — and home becomes a place you return to. As we age, as we take on new roles and begin families of our own, and depending on the distance, we don’t get home as often as we should or as often as we could.
   Home is part of your bigger community.
   Phone home, just to say ‘hi’ or “how are you doing”, or “I miss you.”
   Recharge that connection.
   It’s all about the feelings.

10/12/2021                                      j.g.l.

 

 

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