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 . . .

Truth and Reconciliation

comes at a cost

those who have already paid

the process

takes time

takes even longer


In Canada, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day honours the Survivors of residential schools, the children who never returned home, and their families and communities.
Orange Shirt Day is an indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter- generational impacts of residential schools and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.

09/30/2022                                                                            j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

Each morning, every morning, there is time to consider plans for the day, for the weeks, months, perhaps years ahead.
   Formulated in quiet thought, these goals might not be concrete, or complete, but they are personal reminders of what can be achieved over time.
   If I write them down they seem real; more than dreams and wishes. Maybe even more than I should ask for, or more than I am allowed?
   Only time will tell.

09/26/2022                                                                           j.g.l.


Comfort food,
as the temperature dips.


Restaurant special,
mom’s recipe or
make it up as you go.

Is there a better day
than today?

Be nourished.

Take the time
to enjoy.

Remember the leftovers.

09/23/2022                                                                    j.g.l.

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 December 14, 2015 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment


We all have things we want to do,
to say, to see, and to be.
Our goals, or plans, our dreams;
belong to us, and we try, or
we strive, to make them happen.
It may take a while; we know that.
We work while we wait
for the stars to align, or for
the right time, or correct phrase
to find its way, and we may be
held back by our emotions, or
our will, but we continue to try.
Trying is the only way
it will happen,
so keep moving forward.
Don’t become discouraged
and, please, don’t give up.
Never give up.
Too many people, too many times,
have abandoned plans, or dreams
and goals.
When you let go of a dream,
you give up on your self.
The dream, the goal, remains,
and it sits latent and unresolved;
it stays as a reminder of what
you could accomplish if only you
put your mind back into it.
The idea is still there, casting
a shadow over everything else
you will attempt, it reminds you
of what you could have done, or
should be doing, so take the hint.
Better to have
a dream in progress
than one that seems like
it will never happen.
Keep working on that dream.
Never give up.

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