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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Daily Essentials
Posted on January 25, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

I wake each day, full of ache or full of wonder. Sometimes it is the same.
  Some days feel like others, but really they are not.
  Each day contains approximately the same number of hours, yet it’s the science of the light, or the politics of the pavement, that will deceive even the most earnest disciple.
  Daily essentials; truth or trust, and the occasional coffee, are the only elements that will truly advance humanity.
  Don’t leave your dreams on the pillow, don’t let your faith flounder, and don’t bother repeating the basic mistakes you did Tuesday (or that night in December). If you do it again it will still be the same.
  It’s a new day, another way to discover physics, poetry, or the anatomy of circumstance.
  Own your resilience, honour your silence, and admit your deficiencies.
  Refill your coffee when you run out of reason.
01/25/2018                                              j.g.l.

No Dreams No Promises
Posted on January 24, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

tonight no dreams
last night the same
then clouds flat
pressed against the
sky allowing nothing
to pass through
except rain

tonight no rain
no dreams no clouds
even stars are silent
there is rain
somewhere surely
perhaps dreams as well
or promises

no light not tonight
the moon in its
darkness only gestures
no promises no dreams
only intentions only
a new moon can offer
new beginnings
@2014 j.g. lewis


Posted on January 23, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

When the fog lifts
will it show what it hides
our comfortable homes
and uncomfortable lives

When the morning lights
will we see what is
our tangible disappointments
and inequitable sins

When the night moves
will you still find me there
will you
offer your wisdom
or a cold vacant stare

01/23/2018                                           j.g.l.