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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Posted on June 22, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment


We’re going to take flashlights, illuminate the darkness, shine light into the corners of our mind, check for monsters under the bed, and then find time to cast shadow puppets on the wall.

We will write with yesterday’s crayons, tomorrow’s pencil, and the blood of our ancestors as we tear open the memory banks, clean off a few dirty secrets, and polish up the windshield for the meaningful journey ahead.

Pack a big lunch, bring along all your baggage, and prepare to make friends with a few strangers as you re-familiarize yourself with your self.

Is a 24-day guided journaling program that will work wherever you find yourself in this life.
Explore the W5 of the self, healing and feeling, breathing and believing while you discover more reasons to continue the process of journaling.

Beginning June 30
VOICE/CHOICE is a great way to kick off the second-half of the year.
The days are longer, and brighter, and there is a little more time for your self.

Visit Soultalk: The Essence of Self on Facebook for more details, or to sign up for this soul-nourishing exercise.



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