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 March 25, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Possessions, we all desire
something: electronics,
automobiles, clothing, art.
Practical or impractical.
Each of us needs, wants,
or requires something to
complete a goal, vision,
or a situation. Consumers.
We can deny ourselves
for only so long.
Take care.
We are only human, and
desire is a powerful thing.

03/25/2019                                     j.g.l.

It’s Sad
Posted on March 24, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It’s easy, it costs so little,
and we don’t do it enough.
Walk down any city street,
and count the number of
people who are smiling.
Or, smile at a stranger and
in all likelihood you’ll get
in angry glare delivered
In your direction.
Perhaps we’ve become
immune to a simple smile.
Maybe we have become
hardened, and no longer
trust expressed or implied
happiness. That’s sad.
It’s nothing to smile about.

03/24/2019                                          j.g.l.

Speaking Of Happiness
Posted on March 23, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Are you happy?
What makes you happy?
A report this week by the UN Sustainable Development Network ranked 156 countries by how happy their citizens were.
The rankings are based on economic wealth, life expectancy, social support, freedom to make life choices, and levels of government corruption.
Finland topped the list for the second year in a row, followed by Denmark, Norway, and Iceland.
Canada made it into the top ten at ninth place, but the U.S.A. dropped from 18th to 19th place.
How happy are you?