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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night thoughts 2:07
Posted on July 31, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

We lay in
of the present
to stay within
the silent self,
breathing amidst
the dutiful noise
reminding us
we are alive.
Each of us
a revolutionary
creature of
habit and pain,
we do not notice
our liberation is
found in silent,
wholly authentic
at 2:07.
Could it
be our respite?


Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on July 30, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Often, occasionally, sporadically,
even spontaneously,
I make mistakes.
They happen naturally:
a missed word or apostrophe,
my mind gets moving and
I fail to see the errs of my ways,
or errors throughout the day.
It is, or was, or has been
when I write or what I say.
Incidentally or accidentally,
it goes without saying,
but the fact remains
I make mistakes.
Every day.
We learn from our mishaps, or
should anyway, we try to
improve and continue
to count the ways. What we do
and how we behave
counts for a lot.
My eraser rubbed raw
by attempts and change,
I continue to make mistakes.
Forgive me please when
my thoughts go amiss, and
remember I am human amidst
this confusion or corruption
we all experience.
I make mistakes,
I may fail or fall,
yet remain myself, flaws and all.

07/30/2018                                     j.g.l.

Enjoy Yourself
Posted on July 29, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

“You don’t ask what a dance means.
  You enjoy it. You don’t ask what
  the world means. You enjoy it.
  You don’t ask what you mean.
  You enjoy it.” 

                          -Joseph Campbell

Too often we look too diligently for the meaning of our pursuits or actions instead of simply enjoying where we are or who we are with. Don’t overthink, just enjoy and be grateful.

07/29/2018                                           j.g.l.