Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

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 . . .

all my flaws

Who can you blame?
Are the feelings unjust when a decision is a matter of knowing you must find fault or favour with the ill winds of change?
It is never enough to simply rearrange plans or predicaments. It is like making a prediction of all my flaws with my faith as fractured or fragile as it is, or has been.
Far easier to see what I haven’t been doing.

03/24/2023                                                                                                         j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

We tire of unpredictable weather, the damp morning chill, wet socks and lost mittens. Winter keeps reminding it is not through with us.
   We have suffered long enough.
   The streets are tired and dirty and the time change only makes things darker in the morning.
   We need a brighter view.
   We need, now, the renewal that comes with spring.

03/20/2023                                                                                          j.g.l.


Progress comes less from planning than participation.
Dreams and wishes require action and attention.
Start moving.

03/19/2023                                                                                                         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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Because You Want To

Posted on November 7, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

You know all those things you say
you want to do?
  Do them now.
  Not the laundry, or the paperwork,
or all the stuff that keeps piling up;
it’s those other things you say you
want to do, all those things that
matter to you …
you know what they are.
  Somehow, however, you never
seem to get around to them. You
get too busy doing all those chores
or bringing home office work (yes,
the stuff expected of you), that
you seem to forget what you want
to do. You need to do what is
important to you.
  Take a little time every day to do
something. Pilates, poetry, piano,
crosswords, cross-stitch, antique
refinishing: it does not matter
what the activity or passion is, as
long as you are doing it regularly
for your self.
  Call it “my time”, and do it every
day, or three or five times a week,
just because you want to.
  Do it, and do it now, because, sure
enough, all that other shit is going
to happen anyway.
  Remember: you can’t find now later.
11/07/2017                                               j.g.l.

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