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 . . .

future progress

It is often history that clouds our judgment, and even prevents us from seeing the true and right path we must take going forward.

   The steps we have already made, even those unplanned, play a meaningful role in the direction we have chosen. But, they do not always have to chart the course of future progress.

   Progress, yes, it is what we must do, even unknowingly.


02/05/2023                                                                                  j.g.l.




The coldest morning of the winter
reminds you what is truly important:
– a warm parka
– garbage mitts
– a positive attitude
– good coffee

Spring is coming.
So is the weekend.

02/03/2023                                                                                      j.g.l.

cloud songs

        Our dreams, scattered
     amidst our memory, last night
            or the one before.
     The dream, the day
     inconsequential as
          the music that plays
            in the coffee shop.
            It is all noise
       cluttering the silence
       we think we want to hear.

02/02/2023                                                                       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 November 21, 2016 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment


Let’s face it, there are days when
you feel like your notebook: torn,
dog-eared, coming apart at the
seams and a little rough around
the edges. Like you, the notebook
contains thoughts started and
then left hanging, poems not quite
there, or not ready to be shared,
words for someone else, mistakes
made, and reminders of who, why,
or what. It’s not completely filled,
there are ideas with potential,
blank spaces, and several pages
untouched, but you shouldn’t have
to read between the lines to see
where you are going. A notebook
won’t take you anywhere, it is not
who you are, but evidence of where
you have been. As you say goodbye
to another page, it’s time to greet
a brand new day and make a place
for fresh thoughts. Pick up a pencil,
fill each line, and make today
something worth writing about.


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