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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It’s That Simple.
Posted on May 29, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Plans, projections, anticipated

results or expectations don’t

always happen when or as they

should (or at all for that matter).

Who knows why, or how, but

on any given day, without notice,

you are going to fuck up.

It happens.

Repeat after me:

shit happens.

You can question why, rage at

the moon, or have a good cry,

but none of that is going to correct

what has happened. 

Yeah, you might learn a lesson

or three, but lessons don’t help

unless you put them into practice.

So try again.

It’s. That. Simple.

You’ve already made the major

mistake(s), so what else can go wrong?

Dry your tears, take a deep breath,

and try again. If you want to rage,

tonight’s full moon gives you a great

big target, but let it out and

be done with it.

Rest up and try again tomorrow.

It’s that simple.


05/29/2018 j.g.l

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on May 28, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Something doesn’t have to occupy all of your time to be fully appreciated.
A song on the radio can remind you how spectacular the entire album can be, one solitary poem may indicate how a powerful a complete volume of a poet’s work is, and just a few hours with a close friend will remind you how valuable that friendship has been to your life.
You don’t have to eat the whole cake to know how delicious it is.
It gets more difficult in these fast-moving times to find a place for all things that bring you joy and fulfillment. Take a moment whenever you can, bite by bite, to enjoy the people and pastimes that nourish your soul.

05/28/2018                                      j.g.l.

Seek Freedom
Posted on May 27, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Held hostage by emotions or thoughts?
Are insecurities guiding you, more often than not?
Please know you haven’t lost control, you only forgot how to express your self.
Write it down.
Write it out.
Seek freedom
Word by word you will come back to life.

05/27/2018                                       j.g.l.

Philip Roth
1933 – 2018