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.

 

 

Important

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
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 January 8, 2018 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Just because we can, and do, use words frequently (and with the power they are meant to contain) does not mean they come to us easily.
  Sentences and phrases seem to float from our mouths, as we breathe life into them. Sometimes we think it is effortless, that thoughts simply appear; but we know it is not true.
  Every comment we make has a purpose. Each word spoken contains thought. It may even take days or weeks of inner dialogue before we dare speak our truth. Even then, after all that time, we can surprise ourselves.
  Words are spoken for a purpose, how they are heard is a matter of perception.
  Words can heal or words can hurt.
  Choose carefully what you say, and be prepared for the reaction that comes back your way.
  Just because we use words frequently doesn’t mean we have to.
  At times, silence can say enough.

01/08/2018                                         j.g.l.

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