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 . . .

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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Be Thankful
Posted on December 31, 2017 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Together we walk across this planet, each of us moving at our own pace and direction. Some of us may step tentatively, while others forge ahead determinedly. We all move forward.
  There is no proper way to navigate the fragility of this space; each of us will cross obstacles of our own, in a way that is fitting for our circumstance.
  We chose our own path.
  Yet we all need to consider that we have more in common than we realize, and still our differences can keep us apart.
  It is up to each of us to appreciate these differences; in that way we must be similar. Together we walk.
  Be thankful for all you have, show gratitude for what others bring to our world, and appreciate all those differences.
  Thank you for your presence.
  I wish you the best for 2018.
12/31/2017                                        j.g.l.

Just Like That
Posted on December 30, 2017 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It doesn’t take long
for nights to blur
into months
or years,
or beyond.
Fractured thought,
a broken timeline,
then barely
a fragment of
a second,
nothing at all.
Do you remember
what was there
Memories often
just like that.

12/30/2017                               j.g.l.

Three Years In
Posted on December 29, 2017 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Three years ago I opened up this website, and each day, every day since, I have been writing and posting something right here.
  In many ways it still surprises me. Three months before I began this project, I really had no idea I would be doing this. In fact, I questioned the need or the purpose.
  This has been a total learning process. I knew, coming into this, about graphics and design, photography, formatting and coding, but only from a newspaper perspective. I was very familiar with layout pages, and pica sticks and marking up pages by pencil. I soon learned, first hand, there were few similarities.
  Three years in, I continue learning, and relearning, about this vast digital world and the growth and evolution of social media. I’m always learning, and I’m still trying to keep up.
  The learning keeps me interested, but is still secondary to the purpose.
It is all about communication.
  We, as humans, now have more ways to communicate than we ever have had before. It is fast, it is furious, and it is right there.
  It is instant, and I like to think it is important.
  Thank you for reading, thank you for liking, and following, and commenting.
  Thank you for being here.