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 . . .

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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Small Moments
Posted on June 27, 2017 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


Freshly-planted flowers,
fading daylight, and
a quiet reminder
that time is just
what it is.
Enjoying small moments
better prepares you
for the big challenges
that come your way.

06/27/2017                           j.g.l.


Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on June 26, 2017 by j.g.lewis // 1 Comment

What do you promise yourself, or deny, day after day?
  What do you put off doing, even when you know you should, but don’t?
  Each of us has something more we could do for our spirit, mind or body, yet we don’t follow the call, for whatever reason.
  We may feel tired, physically or emotionally. We may have thought about it long enough and convinced ourselves we don’t need it now, or that now should be later.
  We may have become so settled in our ways that we can only put it off for another day (or the one after that). The pages on the calendar turn, and turn again and we no longer think of the why, but the when.
  Physically we need to breathe, mentally we need to see, and emotionally we need to be. All parts of the whole you need stimulation, not hibernation. Trying something new, or picking up where we once were (when it comes to just about anything), can put it all in perspective.
  It’s a new day, of a new week.
  Begin now.

06/26/2017                                     j.g.l.


Posted on June 25, 2017 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Get in the habit.

Doesn’t it all begin with words?
You are what you say; you are what you write.
Who are you?
  Write it down.
Over time your words will change, and so will you.
How to you account for the changes? 
How do you keep track as you step from day to day?
Get in the habit of writing it all down.
A journal allows you to sort out your thoughts,
providing a written account of your self.