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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As You Can, When You Can
Posted on June 30, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

June ends today.
  July will unfold with its timely splendor, but August is waiting in the shadows.
The days have already grown shorter, slightly, each day with less and less sunlight.
  Daylight only lasts so long.
  And that’s how it happens; summer can easily slip away.
  Make the most of it, as you can, when you can.
  Make a picnic out of each meal possible. Select local vegetables and fruit as it comes into season.
  Savour each bite of a watermelon, for the sweet succulent fruit will only quench parched throats for so long.
  Ride your bicycle a little slower; take in the sights, and the sounds, of summer. Should you pass swiftly by all that surrounds you, you will only come to a stop and realize autumn is whispering in your ear.
  Enjoy your summer days. This time is short. Make the memories as you can, when you can.

06/30/2019                                               j.g.l.

Canadian Music
Posted on June 29, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

The Canada Day weekend: three
days of rest and relaxation. I’ve got
nothing planned, but enjoying the
sunshine, some barbecue and beer,
Scrabble, and the fine music of this
wonderful country.
I’m looking forward to a Toronto
Symphony Orchestra matinee on
Sunday (you simply can’t beat a live
performance), but yesterday I began
dipping into my record collection
and selecting some of the great
Canadian albums I’ve amassed over
the decades.
This is my all-Canadian weekend, a
celebration of this country’s culture.
There is a wealth of Canadian talent,
and music has long been one of our
greatest exports.
I’ve been flipping through my vinyl
and compact discs, and playing the
stuff that strikes a chord. There is
always memories in the music.
I’ve been posting album covers on
Instagram as I go:   jg_lewis
I meant to post more last night, but
simply got caught up in the music.
Drop by my feed, and let me know
about the Canadian music that
appeals to you.
Enjoy your weekend, as I will be
enjoying mine. Turn it up!

06/29/2019                                             j.g.l.

Posted on June 28, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

When they said ‘you can’t go back’,
did they mean, like, to bed?
Early morning, early sun, it took far
too long for comforts to arrive.
Restless mind, too much heat, not
enough silence, not enough sleep.
The time will certainly drag,
How will I make it through the day?
The weekend is so close.
I’m counting the hours.
Maybe tomorrow I can sleep in?

06/28/2019                                              j.g.l.