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 . . .

future progress

It is often history that clouds our judgment, and even prevents us from seeing the true and right path we must take going forward.

   The steps we have already made, even those unplanned, play a meaningful role in the direction we have chosen. But, they do not always have to chart the course of future progress.

   Progress, yes, it is what we must do, even unknowingly.

 

02/05/2023                                                                                  j.g.l.

 

 

Important

The coldest morning of the winter
reminds you what is truly important:
– a warm parka
– garbage mitts
– a positive attitude
– good coffee

Spring is coming.
So is the weekend.

02/03/2023                                                                                      j.g.l.

cloud songs

        Our dreams, scattered
     amidst our memory, last night
            or the one before.
     The dream, the day
     inconsequential as
          the music that plays
            in the coffee shop.
            It is all noise
       cluttering the silence
       we think we want to hear.

02/02/2023                                                                       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 August 17, 2015 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

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If the first meal of the day
is the most important,
so too shouldn’t be
your first thought?

We wake, come alive
to a new day, refreshed.
Fresh.
The mind springs
from unconsciousness,
breaking free of dreams
and the complex thought
it has toiled with
through the night.

As you slip
from dormancy to reality,
after you clear away
the residue of all
the nocturnal clutter,
what thought
remains standing?

The unconscious mind
is often better able
to resolve
life’s complications
outside
of one’s awareness.

Now, mindful
of what needs
to be addressed,
how will you
proceed with the day?
And how
will you make today
better
than the day before?
                                                   j.g.l.

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