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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For You
Posted on January 2, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Try something new.
It’s a new year, a new decade, and it is time for something new.
Don’t overwhelm yourself (often that can prevent any attempt at a new beginning; oh, the anxiety that comes with change), just set an intention to try something, anything, new.
It doesn’t have to be anything big, just something new.
To often we think change has to be a monumental thing, when we know (or we learn) that it’s the small, subtle changes that become the most noticeable over time.
What is important to you?
Try something new, for you.

01/02/2020                                       j.g.l.

Posted on January 1, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Time: a challenge more than a choice, most
of the time. For most of us, as we progress,
a learned experience from confrontation
to cooperation.

We come to accept the realities we acquire
and, armed with gratitude and knowledge
of what has passed, step forward into days
and years ahead. Decades

Wisdom comes from knowing when to speak
and when to shut up. A learned experience,
avoiding confrontation anytime, in the name
of contentment.

Fill your days — whenever you can, however
you can — on your own terms. A calendar gladly
misleads; or do we simply misunderstand our
glorious perceptions.

© 2020 j.g. lewis

“Do not observe yourself too much. Do not draw
too hasty conclusions from what happens to you.”
                                                   -Rainer Maria Rilke