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 . . .

Truth and Reconciliation

comes at a cost

those who have already paid

the process

takes time

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.


Comfort food,
as the temperature dips.


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
other times
dull or
Still I write.

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

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Environment For Sleep

Posted on March 4, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Your bed is a sanctuary, the one place you should be able to count on to refresh your soul and give your body the nourishing rest it deserves. So much more can be accomplished on a good night’s sleep and your mattress, the pillows & bedding, all play a part in the comfort required to sleep and dream fully.
   Create an environment for sleep and for dreaming. This goes well past the physical space where you rest your weary bones. The temperature and sounds within the room will all influence how well and how deeply you sleep.
   The television, at least in the bedroom, can clutter your mind, as will all the computer devices we have come to rely upon. Try to remove all technology from the place where you sleep. It’s important to take away all distractions, and availability to media can be one of the hardest habits to step away from, even the radio. While music can soothe the savage beast, it can also become another distraction. Don’t let the noise steal your peace. If you are in the habit of falling off to sleep with the radio (or television) on, try for a week or two to go without.
   You mind will react differently to new sounds, or the total absence of sound. Earplugs? Many people will use the soft pliable plugs to physically block out the sounds that sneak into the mind and disrupt sleep, and thought flow.
   Depending on time, and the demands on your time, the consistency of your bedtime routine can be extremely important to full rest. Take the time to make it ‘mine’.

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