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 . . .


As it is, not
as we wish it to be.

You have days
to think back on,

and you do…

05/25/2023                                                                                           j.g.l.

always with the questions

Is what you do enough?
For who?
For you?
Is it selfish to think mainly
of what I need to do for me,
myself, and I?
When will I find resolve to
my never-ending queries?
Will it be enough?
Do you still doubt?
Do you struggle with answers,
as much as the questions?
Can you decide?
Are you trying?
Is that enough?

05/23/2023                                                                                      j.g.l.


cloud songs

                          Library of memories;
      pages and paragraphs full of history
          and biography, essay or adventure.
                            Which story should I tell?
               Is it one you would well know or
                   a tale I still have no ending for?

05/16/2023                                                                                                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 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
The nights will soon become
shorter, let’s take advantage of
this time to increase, and share,
our knowledge of the night.

Include your Twitter handle to
help keep the discussion moving.



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