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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No Need To Rush
Posted on February 2, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

I spent a glorious day yesterday wandering about the city with my daughter.
  It was a beautiful day, in so many ways. Snow free and unseasonably warm, it did not feel like the first of February, and given the company and conversation I hardly noticed the wind and wet snow that accompanied us later in the day.
  I needed a day like this; a day where nothing was really planned but spending time together. It’s a welcome distraction from the ways and worries of our everyday lives.
  We did a lot more browsing than shopping, at lunch we talked more than we ate, and the distance we live from each other, and the time since our last visit, was lessened.
  We spent the day communicating, and that’s something I’m proud to say we do well. We each make the effort to maintain, and build, our cherished lifetime bond. Yes, we write letters, text and talk on the phone, and keep up with our lives, but there is nothing like a face-to-face visit.
  It takes planning, and it requires travel, and in that we both find fulfillment.
  Today we’ve got a few plans and places to see, but there’s nothing definite and there’s no need to rush. Tomorrow we’ve got most of the day together before she jets back to her home and I will remain in Toronto, content and already thinking about my next trip west to see her.
  Fulfillment comes from knowing what you have.

02/02/2020                                         j.g.l.

What The World Needs
Posted on February 1, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

General love, specific
love, generic love,
holistic love, familial
love, familiar love
it’s needed now.
Right now.
More then ever before?
Who can really say,
but I know, what
you know, and we all
see and hear too much
of everything
but love, right now.
We need a little more
love today, really
Take a look around.
Love thy neighbour
is a phrase that has
been bandied about
forever. Forget any and
all religious connotations,
think more about love
between the nations,
across generations.
That kind of love.
Now, I’m not getting
all altruistic, and looking
for potential through
rose-coloured glasses.
I know
this planet has problems
deep and vast, and an
ever-increasing rift
between those who have
more commonalities
than differences,
and I’m not
saying love is
the only answer;
nothing is that simple.
something that simple
could go a long way
towards healing some
wounds and bringing
all of us
closer together.
It is what the world
needs now.
Right now.
It’s worth a try, and
we needn’t question
why. Open your eyes,
your heart, and 
your mind.
Find the love, feel the
love, show the love,
share the love
and be the love.
It can make a difference.
Right now.