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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Within You
Posted on May 31, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


It is within you.
Surpassing will, well
beyond ego, is a
power that cannot
be explained or
exemplified, though
it is always there.
Deep inside, beneath
the skin, bone, and
muscle, is a greater
force than you may
ever know; yet you
will have difficulty
determining where
it comes from.
It is there.
We can aspire to
create our dreams,
but to do so we
need to access a
deeper strength.
Set your intention.
See where you go.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on May 30, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


Even if no one is listening, or
there is nobody who will, your
thoughts need to be more
than silent and still.
Those words stuck in your
throat, or sentences jammed
inside a faulty pen, need to
be released. Captured in
time’s motionless space,
sorrowful admissions and
moments of disgrace, have
to be liberated for the
sake of the self.
The ink, like blood, has to
flow, even when it seems
there is nowhere to go.
Scratch your thoughts into the
darkness, or whisper softly to
this night’s humidity. To do
so, without consideration or
compensation in any form, is
not an act of cowardice, but
one instead of courage.
Words are not words,
until they have been placed,
and left unspoken will only
contribute to a confusion
which will not be erased.
Find strength to say
what remains unsaid, and
let it speak to your true
and authentic soul, even
if nobody is listening,
or there is no one who will.

Posted on May 29, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment