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 . . .

Truth and Reconciliation

comes at a cost

those who have already paid

the process

takes time

takes even longer


In Canada, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day honours the Survivors of residential schools, the children who never returned home, and their families and communities.
Orange Shirt Day is an indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter- generational impacts of residential schools and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.

09/30/2022                                                                            j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

Each morning, every morning, there is time to consider plans for the day, for the weeks, months, perhaps years ahead.
   Formulated in quiet thought, these goals might not be concrete, or complete, but they are personal reminders of what can be achieved over time.
   If I write them down they seem real; more than dreams and wishes. Maybe even more than I should ask for, or more than I am allowed?
   Only time will tell.

09/26/2022                                                                           j.g.l.


Comfort food,
as the temperature dips.


Restaurant special,
mom’s recipe or
make it up as you go.

Is there a better day
than today?

Be nourished.

Take the time
to enjoy.

Remember the leftovers.

09/23/2022                                                                    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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Blunt Truth

Posted on March 4, 2018 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

The words often don’t
come easily, and the words
are not always correct. Words
can say so much, but may not
say exactly what is meant,
and the feelings can become
lost in translation. We don’t all
speak the same language, or we
each will talk from a very
different place. Emotions, age,
perspective, and experience
will temper both usage and
understanding. Use caution
when interpreting the meaning
of a sentence, statement, or
stanza. Words can confuse.
Words are reused. Words can
heel or words will hurt; some
will do neither. Words will
whisper or words can shout, it
will wholly depend on the
subject you are talking about.
Words can live and words can
thrive. Words are real, in the
context they are supplied,
dependent upon the pressure
when applied. Words can break
your passion, shatter glances,
hold back traffic, or fall out of
fashion, but still carry a blunt
truth. Words need to be heard,
and words need to be read.
Those unspoken words will not
make up for the ones left unsaid.
Speak up. Speak now, or forever
hold your peace. Words can mean
as much, or as little, as you need.
03/04/2018                                           j.g.l.

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