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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In Quintessence

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

An afternoon with spare time. Six degrees
of separation. and open minds. Convenient,
yet unplanned. Everybody coincidentally,
becomes much closer than it seems.
Proximity matters less than distance,
accidental or in quintessence. A smile,
familiar stranger, friendly face, a dose of
unaccounted grace. This planet becomes
a little smaller when it all leads back to
one place. Who knew or questioned why?
Who even thought of a need to try?
Café bustling with warm souls, make
more room at the table. Common courtesies,
another cup of tea, and familial follies mix
with time-tested fable. Everybody becomes
a little closer. Asking questions, it’s all
so kosher. Life lessons are never taught,
history and geography all for naught.
If you take the time to ask, show concern
enough to care, often you will discover
there is more than what was there.
04/4/17                                                          ©j.g.lewis

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