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

Week to week our priorities often change, with or without dedicated thought or demanded intention. In hindsight, you recognize it simply happens.

   What you did or didn’t do last week (or the one before) has only as much significance as you award it.

   Sure, plans are made, dates are changed, and personal situations are altered in an effort to accomplish or further an ambition or desire that may (or may not) be obviously less important now than it was then.

   But when did it change? Or why?

   Or was it you who, after slight thought or idle consideration, determined the truth you were seeking is not as important as what is now, anyhow? 

   So, while plans change, certain ideas are likely to remain that might be better left for another day.

 

06/24/2024                                                                                                            j.g.l.

subtle details

It is just a moment.

   It’s one of the many moments you will experience throughout the day, if you take the time to notice.

   We move too fast, too often, in our daily life. The places we must go and tasks we must perform — or obligations we are committed to —  tend to overwhelm us. 

   We are ever-conscious of our required duties, but less observant of life as it passes by.

   Take a moment or two, here and there, throughout the day to observe the subtle details. Ignore the demands and observe a few of the little things that may seem unimportant at the time but bring about a small sense of self.

   It is mindful meditation in the simplest form, but it will provide a small shred of balance to this busy life.

   Stop, just for a moment, and look.

   Feel the simple satisfaction that comes with knowing where you are.

 

06/20/2024                                                                                              j.g.l.

06/19/2024

be gentle with your self

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Posted on February 25, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

 

We All Sleep, And We All Dream

We’ve been dreaming as long
as we’ve been living. Restful
or restless, the visions, images,
thoughts and ideas that come
at night play a major role in how
we function in our waking hours.
Dreams are a part of living, and
for many of us a reason to live.

Mythos & Marginalia will take
a closer look at sleeping and
dreaming throughout March,
but would like more than one
person’s perspective. I’d like
to open up a discussion on
sleep, dreams, and the space
in between.
If you have sleep tips, dream
analysis, personal antidotes,
thoughts on how to deal with
insomnia, or dream-inspired
poetry (oh yes, poetry), please
send it to
jglewis@mythosandmarginalia.com
The nights will soon become
shorter, let’s take advantage of
this time to increase, and share,
our knowledge of the night.
                                                             j.g.l.

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help keep the discussion moving.

 

 

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