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 June 3, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

You don’t have to live with the choices you make.
As humans, we all have the option to change our mind; it is our right, our privilege and responsibility.
Where we live, what we eat, what we drink, what we drive (or whether we don’t drive), what we wear (the colour, the purpose, the price) are all choices.
How we engage, or relate, to other people is also a choice. Whether we seek, or discontinue, friendship is a choice we make. . . unless it is made by someone else. That would be their choice.
Relationships are choices, even the one you continue with yourself.
How do you engage with life as it happens? Are you an observer or a participant?
Do you place honesty or integrity as a fundamental value, or are you more wishy-washy in your intent?
Are you active, or passive? How do you know?
We all have choices. We all change (for better or worse) or are changed. It is all about choice.
You don’t have to live with the choices you make, unless you want to.
You decide, it is a lot more meaningful than having choices made for you.

06/03/2019                                                  j.g.l.

Go Further
Posted on June 2, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

The colour, the context, contrast,
even the commitment, is found
beyond the superficial elements
that make up our daily details.
It’s relatively easy to recall events
or days of even long-ago.
Go further.
Go past the familiar. Get personal.
Write it out.
Open up. The people, the sounds,
the emotions worthy of recollection
will come to you.
You’ll remember what matters.

06/02/2019                                                  j.g.l.

We Are Human
Posted on June 1, 2019 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Open book.
Open mind.
Open heart.
A commitment, mainly to
my self, to fill the pages with
with meaning.
Self-indulgent, perhaps, but
necessary to the process of
healing and understanding
humanity (both my own and
that of others).
Human is what we are; all of us.
We are.
Each of us is trying to make
sense of our senses. What we
hear, see, and touch, makes an
impact on how we interpret all
that surrounds us. The scent of
confusion, the taste of remorse,
whets an appetite for deeper
Hidden wisdom is available for
those who search. Believe.
We need to go deeper into the
crevasses of our flesh, sort
through vital organs and
memories for answers and
acknowledgements that have,
so far, eluded a curious soul.
We may find something
meaningful in moments and
messages that seemed so
meaningless before; we may
not. Yet, by exploring previous
perceptions, we give ourselves
another chance at health and
inner peace.
We are human. We are here. We
are capable of a greater capacity.
Open the book, open the mind,
open the heart and explore.
With commitment, you will find
what you are looking for.

06/01/2019                                        j.g.l.