Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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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

truth
comes at a cost

honour
those who have already paid

respect
the process

healing
takes time

forgiveness
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.

Enjoy

Comfort food,
as the temperature dips.

Favorites.

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
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
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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