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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Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on September 3, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

There are the weak, and there are the strong.
  Then there are those who look past deficiencies, and the pompous posturing of those who claim to hold the power, and they do what they need to do to support themselves and encourage others.
  These people move at a speed they can handle, improving the skills they have, and helping out when they can. There is no rush.
  These people are truly strong, of spirit and humanity.
  Strength and weakness are not virtues, but seeking to improve the qualities that better serve the world around you is a virtuous path.
  Be strong enough to stand up to your negative thoughts, yet weak enough to be affected by your vulnerability.
  Our behaviour is influenced by our beliefs. There can never be too much empathy, honesty, respect, or compassion. Chose elements other than power, or lack thereof, to carve out your spot on this planet, and use your true virtues to improve upon life as we know it, and the world as we see it.
  Move forward with grace, and in good faith. Keep trying, keep believing.

09/03/2018                                            j.g.l.

Posted on September 2, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Do you prefer pencil with, or without, an eraser?
For me it is an easy answer: I prefer the eraser attached.
I know I make mistakes and admit it freely; an eraser gives me the opportunity to catch them when I can. I believe a pencil with eraser qualifies as the original word processor, allowing for convenient and effortless correction without losing the flow of your writing. Having to put down the pencil to pick up an eraser is an interruption, and who has that time when writing a heartfelt poem, love letter, or shopping list?
I will still use a pencil sans eraser, but my writing is more timid and less carefree. It’s almost like writing with a pen (where your mistakes will live on forever).
Just as there is a certain charm to a pencil, there is a certain magic to an eraser.

09/02/2018                                      j.g.l.

simply unplugged
Posted on September 1, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

off the grid
away from it all

no e-mail
no distractions
don’t answer the call

what else will you do
if you simply unplug?

do you remember
the sound of silence?

09/01/2018 j.g.l.