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 . . .

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Posted on June 30, 2015 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


It is easier
to build
a good habit
than it is
to break
a bad one.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on June 29, 2015 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


A new day, a new week:
a new week
full of new days
and new beginnings.
Today we are beginners;
we are
each morning,
and we are allowed this
each week.
A beginner’s mind
is seldom confused
and has not been corrupted
by where we have been,
or what we have done.
It’s time to
do something new.
Do something today
you have never done
Break the patterns
which have become ingrained.
Drive a new route to work,
or walk. Observe new things;
a flower or tree you have
not noticed before.
Let a new sound
pique your curiosity, or
pick up a book you
might never have thought
you’d read.
Be a beginner.
Begin now.

Posted on June 28, 2015 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


“Poetry isn’t a profession, it’s a
way of life. It’s an empty basket;
you put your life into it and
make something out of it.”
                                     – Mary Oliver