Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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Mondays are just young Fridays

So, I make mistakes.
   An oversight or three, here and there, or an error or lack of judgment can (and will) happen. My lack of foresight simply happens.
   We do not learn from our mistakes, but rather we learn from the experience.
   You cannot prepare yourself for all probabilities knowing a mistake is a likely possibility.
   Pay attention.
   Experience comes from noticing what you are paying attention to.

08/15/2022                                                                                     j.g.l.


That Moon


Maybe this Moon

with the power it bleeds

      will illuminate more

      unnecessary violence

     and greed.

       Maybe this Moon

         has memories

    it simply cannot forget.

       Some of us will relate

    while others regret.

  Maybe that Moon knows

        what it is all worth

   and sets an example

       for those looking up

         from this earth.

07/27/2018                                                                            j.g.l.

it was so

     scarcely we remember
       humble beginnings

   the when
                the where

     not consequential

   the why
        a true miracle

     for a time
     it was so

                 until it wasn’t

there are no humble endings

     but we are humbled
     by even its existence

08/12/2022                                                                                             j.g.l.

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most days
other times
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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on February 26, 2018 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Our actions are defined by our intentions, or they should be.
  How a situation presents itself immediately appeals or engages with our pre-sets; the morals, ethics, and internal rules of order we, generally, abide by.
  We pre-condition ourselves by what we have experienced in the past. These are our learned behaviours or patterns.
  We do what we do because of what we have done.
  We may act accordingly but, more importantly, how we interact with others is often shaped by previous experience. Sometimes this is required; other times it places limits on what we can or can’t do because of the fear that has built up over time.
  We set rules to protect our being.
  This, in many ways, can be safe but not always satisfying.
  What would happen if you were to react differently?
  What if you gave a circumstance or emotion another chance?
  Would you expand your horizons or would you, once again, find yourself humbled or hurt?
  Only you know the right action.
02/26/2018                                  j.g.l.

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