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 . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

We tire of unpredictable weather, the damp morning chill, wet socks and lost mittens. Winter keeps reminding it is not through with us.
   We have suffered long enough.
   The streets are tired and dirty and the time change only makes things darker in the morning.
   We need a brighter view.
   We need, now, the renewal that comes with spring.

03/20/2023                                                                                          j.g.l.


Progress comes less from planning than participation.
Dreams and wishes require action and attention.
Start moving.

03/19/2023                                                                                                         j.g.l.

forever wonder

If we wait too long
for the stars to align, for
some kind of hope, or
some kind of sign,
if we let our lives hang on
still-bated breath, we will
forever wonder
what is still to come
or what we have left. If we
don’t own the moments,
or make them our own,
will we ever feel like
we’ve made our way home?
If we can’t be honest
with others, and especially
our selves,
can we ever explain why
or how
we once felt?
If we wait too long, it
may never arrive.
Stop waiting,
start doing,
start feeling alive.

© 2016 j.g. lewis

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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