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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Posted on December 17, 2016 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Beyond all else,
it is the people in our lives
that give this life
the sparkle and substance
we all deserve.

I am a father, only once,
but that is all it has taken
to provide me with
a reason to rise
each day.

Every day provides a
further reason for joy.
Today I celebrate
more, because today
it all began.

My daughter’s birthday; every year
it is a reminder that I have done
something right in this life.
As the decades pass, we both grow
older, each year becoming more
significant in one way or another.
Our relationship changes, our roles
are altered over time, the love grows
stronger, and I continue to become
fortified by the spirit that has allowed
me to see what I have become, and
who I truly am. I am a father. I am
both proud and humbled. I’ve only
done this once, and I had no idea
what to expect when it all began. I
never knew how rewarding it would
be and every day I am reminded
of this blessing.




cloud songs

      A season of heightened
  emotions, and reminders of such,
look past inconvenience
       and disputes
with family or friends.    It is
  a time to swallow truths and make
amends with those who cared, or
      those who dare to look back
            on what mattered.
              is always easier

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