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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Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on October 26, 2015 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


There is nothing as inspiring
as a blank page.
There is nothing there.
There is plenty in your head;
ideas, colours and characters
bursting to get out, while
the page sits, vacant,
waiting to be filled,
to soak up your thoughts.
Look at it.
Clean, crisp, inviting,
it is a true page.
A new page. A new day,
like the blank screen,
sits before you.
Vacant, fresh, a day
waiting to be filled
with your actions and ideas.
It is up to you to be inspired.
Write a new page,
a new chapter to your life.
Fill the day,
fill the page,
today and everyday.


Posted on October 25, 2015 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment




Waste not time,
a breath, or
precious sunlight.
Heed the shadows, be
by rain,
calm your eyes
when night arrives.
Spirits then whole,
Banish all sorrows,
make difficult amends.
Tend to matters
the daylight ends.


Posted on October 24, 2015 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment



       Is it enough to know,
               enough to care?
       Is it? After you wonder,
                              or know,
       it is not there.
       Is it enough to keep
               your intentions intact,
               enough to know
       it’s not worth holding back.
Are you enough, at present,
      to take control of the mind?
      Is it enough to realize
                the limitations of time?