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 August 7, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Haven’t we all been here before?
  Do we seem stuck in this place, feeling the same old emotions?
  The summer heat, the bigger skies; memories, like clouds, go floating by.
  Our lives are a series of interconnected events, similar people walking in and out, and often we feel that sense of déjà vu.
  We’ve been here before.
  We travel, for the most part, freely on this planet.
  We experience new people and places, or revisit the old.
  Those are the memories we are reminded of.
  This is the wanderlust that wants to take us back.
  Sometimes we are not certain why, but there is this pull. Our lives were enriched in some way, and while there may have been a reason these thoughts remain in our past, we cannot imagine going further without attempting to get back. . . even if only to see if it still matters.
  Memories matter.
  We’ve been here before.
08/07/2017                                        j.g.l.

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