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 . . .

these days

tomorrow is another chance

but what about today?

11/29/2022                                                                                                               j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

Morning fog limits perspective.
As much surprise as wonder,
as isolating as illuminating,
we naturally want to see further.
Your vantage point stays the same.
Captivated throughout the day,
you may well stand where you are,
only the focal point broadens.Daylight eventually finds its way,
you can easily see the difference.
Darkness will come, it always does,
the view will be different tomorrow.
11/28/2022                                                                                                                                                                                        j.g.l.

be content

hold the image
speak the silence
feel the clarity

11/27/2022                                                                                                                 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 July 11, 2016 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment


“Dreams are for the lazy,
all you have to do is lay there.”
                                – Angela Jones

Dreams are for the lazy . . . I wrote this a few years back; actually, a character I had been living with scribbled it in her journal.

Angela, at that point, was going through a lot. Her life was full of frustrations and insecurities with more questions than solutions. She was having difficulty with her age, and had identity issues. Her wonders had become worries.

I, at that time, found myself in a similar situation. What I had planned on was not falling into place, and my dreams, or goals, seemed to be falling apart. I was in a holding pattern.

To counter the negative vibe, Angela immersed herself into her art, a passion she had been denied for years. She opened her life up to new people and thoughts, while pursing a pleasure she had tucked away for so long.

In time she began to believe in dreams again. Inspired dreams, she even began to pursue them more fervently. Angela discovered dreams were not for the lazy and, in fact, require effort and perseverance.

Dreams, and the talent to make them happen, may come naturally, but most times it takes concentration. You have to open your mind up to the vision, and to the possibility of dreams. And you need to work hard.

One of my dreams will be realized this week. I say one of them, because I have many. Some of those dreams have been on a shelf for a time, while others have been slowly blossoming. This one is rather recent and has become a fixation of sorts over the past seven months. It is a dream shared by several, and it has taken support and contribution from a select few. I am thankful for, and to, the people who will enable this dream to get off the ground, and will allow me also to continue on with other goals.

I have as many goals, as I do pencils and memories. We all do. Short-term, long-term, or life-long, our dreams are what keep us moving forward. As lofty as they may be, they also keep our feet on the ground.


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