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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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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