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 . . .

these days

tomorrow is another chance

but what about today?

11/29/2022                                                                                                               j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

Morning fog limits perspective.
As much surprise as wonder,
as isolating as illuminating,
we naturally want to see further.
Your vantage point stays the same.
Captivated throughout the day,
you may well stand where you are,
only the focal point broadens.Daylight eventually finds its way,
you can easily see the difference.
Darkness will come, it always does,
the view will be different tomorrow.
11/28/2022                                                                                                                                                                                        j.g.l.

be content

hold the image
speak the silence
feel the clarity

11/27/2022                                                                                                                 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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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on February 19, 2018 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment


How you speak to others is a reflection of how you talk to yourself.
Often the mood of the moment comes through in the tone and temperature of the words you use, or, more specifically, how you use them.
It just happens.
Do you speak gently to yourself, showing compassion when you are feeling anxious or frustrated?
Do you speak angrily to others when you are feeling down or unsatisfied with your actions or intentions?
You should observe how calming your voice can be when you attempt any sort of self-love, just as you will notice the brisk texture when you snap at a loved one or total stranger.
It just happens, sadly.
Sometimes you have to step back when the right words don’t seem to come your way.
Allow the mind to settle; take a short walk, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, even find a quiet place for a five-minute meditation.
Recalibrate your emotions, then notice how much more clearly and considerately you speak.
02/19/2018                                                j.g.l.

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