Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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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.

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Posted on August 13, 2016 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

“I’m inhabiting a life I’m not
supposed to be in… and at
certain times in my life, I
have felt a wrongness. And
not a moral wrongness but
a sense that this isn’t what
I was born to be doing. “
                                       – Sam Shepard

cloud songs

Enlight1

Living long past the nostalgia
      and fairy tale days, they are real
   and come to you
                 when needed.
The fire has been silenced by
          the doubtful
           and the disbelievers,
      yet the will is still there
          for those who care.
Through the shadows, adorned
in sunlight and hope, they show
      themselves
          in mysterious ways,
to those who believe . . . or have.
        Open your mind,
             your heart and soul
          to the kiss
               of the dragon.
                                           j.g.l.

 

 

Enlight1-28

Some days I think things I just can’t say.
It’s not that I am ashamed or embarrassed
of my thoughts, or even that they might not
be appropriate. I don’t even fear what would
happen should they come out in conversation,
or random reply, but at certain times I just
want to surround myself in silence.
I might not even want to think those things
let alone put them out there.
One of the traits that separates humans from
the animals (besides the use of a thumb) is an
ability to communicate in so many ways. At a
time where a phone is no longer a phone, but
a device that instantly connects us quickly to
the worldwide wonder, we can effortlessly
broadcast our beliefs so others may know
where we stand. Or what we are thinking, if
we want.
Part of the whole freedom of speech thing is
knowing you don’t have to.
                                                                     j.g.l.

 

 

Enlight1

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