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 . . .

Truth and Reconciliation

truth
comes at a cost

honour
those who have already paid

respect
the process

healing
takes time

forgiveness
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.

Enjoy

Comfort food,
as the temperature dips.

Favorites.

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
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 January 18, 2016 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

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Think of all that is pure, and
all that is good. Think of all
that you need,
                          or all
that you should. Think of
stars through the day,
dream of sunbeams at night,
think of moments
you felt special,
                          and the times
it felt right.
                         Think of
how it was worth it, despite
fear and the pain, think of
how you’ll do it
                         the next time,
if you
do it again. Think
of the trust that you know,
and the truth
you could share,
think of the why and the how,
think of now,
                       think of where.
Think of all of the words
which need
                   to be said, go ahead
and say them without
hesitation, or dread. Think
of the things
you still haven’t done, but
remember the struggles
         you’ve passed through,
     and have now overcome.
Think of becoming
what
you’ve always wanted to be,
think of enlarging
the presence of
your whole and holly ‘me’.
Think
as you will,
of the who, and the way.
    Think,
         think it over,
                     and begin today.
                                                             j.g.l.

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