Mythos & Marginalia

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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 . . .

Mondays are not young Fridays

Where you are is not where you will always be, physically, spiritually, emotionally and fundamentally.
Even your location will change, even if you stay in the same place (few of us do). Forward is not always a destination or direction, but rather a state of being.
Where will you go today?

02/06/2023                                                                          j.g.l.

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.




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.

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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