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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Mondays Are Just Young Fridays

Posted on March 20, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Cherish the mornings you wake
unaided by an alarm clock or
gentle nudge. These are the days
when sleep lasts as long as it can,
or as long as it will, and they are a
sign that time is not rushed, and
nothing should feel out of touch.

Cherish the mornings you wake,
and wipe the residue of sleep from
your eyes, resisting the temptation
to slip back between the covers and
ignore everything around you. These
are the days when you keep on trying,
despite the things that hold you back.

Cherish the mornings you wake.
Each day has a purpose, and every
day we may question why. Often,
like so many things we do, the reason
is not clear when we begin, but that
should not prevent us from jumping
in wholeheartedly. Try again today.

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