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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A Thought

Posted on August 3, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Thinking does not take much thought. Essentially it just happens; you don’t even have to think about it, and that can be a blessing or a curse.
   I think, a lot.
  You might even say I overthink, which can be good or bad, depending on what you are thinking about, and how far you let those thoughts flow. I maintain that I would rather overthink than not think at all.
  I tend to deal with my thoughts through writing, where I can think things through or develop a thought through essay or poetry. It works for me; I think. In fact, I would call some of this process my evolved thinking.
  Everybody has their own ways of dealing with their thoughts and feelings, and some (or many) people chose meditation as a means of expanding or living in a period of conscious thought. Meditation is a practice they chose to deal with relaxation, reducing stress, and living with life as it happens.
  Meditation takes time, and it takes thought.
  I’ve never been able to mindfully find the time to meditate, not really. Even in my yoga I believe my thought has more been trained to focus only on what I am experiencing as I push my body through postures that each involve bending, twisting and stretching into various positions. There are periods where you do not move, periods where you let your mind go, but   I tend to end up thinking about what posture is next.
  There are different forms of meditation. I did try Transcendental Meditation decades ago, but settling into any sort of practice simply took too much time, or thought, away from my everyday.
  I admire those people who can commit to a meditation practice. I wish I could, I think.
  I think, or have been thinking, more about meditation lately. I’m trying more to convince myself that a period of time each day where I sit and let thoughts flow would benefit how I think, and feel. Many times my thought goes back to simply finding the time.
  But I’m going to continue thinking deeply on the topic.
  This Saturday (August 5) The Tattooed Buddha is hosting an International Day of Meditation and will be live streaming throughout the day ( and I will be tuning in.  I don’t know what to expect, except I expect many others will be tuning in (or tuning out) as well. . . I think.
08/03/2017                                      j.g.l.

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