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 July 3, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

It is people who mark our lives,
not days or minutes, or events.
People. The people with whom
you choose to spend your time,
the people in the moments you
are reminded of, time and
time again.
  These people made a difference,
somehow, in how you act, or
what you know. You mightn’t
think of them often, or
not enough, but their presence
is there in action, in dreams,
and behaviours.
  These are people you learned to
trust, and who earned your trust.
Trust is a hard thing to do, but
those people had it with you.
  You know who, or maybe it was
you, who had an influence on
somebody’s life.
  Remember those somebodies,
with gratitude and care, be
reminded of people there in your
memories, perhaps memory only,
but they are there, time and again.

07/03/2017                                                                         j.g.l.

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