Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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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 . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

What are a few days between seasons? As if a shadow could tell of the time and temperature range from hour to day, today or tomorrow, or last season.
   Summer to fall. Now is not a fixed period, as was yesterday or last week. Those periods of time are fluid, ever changing, but still somewhat definite in our minds for the time being representing the periods or eras of our presence here on earth.
   How we measure our time, any time, always includes a proviso. The conditions we set will influence what is to come, as much as what has happened.
   How can you explain yourself when a short-term view overrides the obvious long-term accumulation of thought and experience.
   This time is yours; how you chose to share it will differ from day to day.

09/25/2023                                                                                                j.g.l.



You wander.
We all do.

Uncertainty can often
blur your surroundings.


The map is always there,
the lines signify the path
you need to follow.

You simply have to find
the direction.

It is all in your hands.

© 2017 j.g. lewis



               Anguish or confusion, 
        sometimes it is the way. 
      Anxiety takes over. 
        What else can you say  
     as you try to put aside all 
     the feelings that dog you 
   anyway.    No pain today.  
           Try as you might to
    see your way through. 
       No pain.    Not today. 

09/14/2023                                                               j.g.l.

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 23, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

How are you doing?
Getting enough rest?
Are you eating well?
What are you reading?
What’s on your mind?

Questions and answers are
a daily occurrence, but we are
talking less and less these days
to fewer people, at a time when
we have many questions, and
so much more to say.
We miss the water cooler gossip,
or good morning greetings at the
office, or the smile from familiar
strangers on the streetcar, or at
the gym; the little, daily things
we take for granted.
Human beings, by nature, are
social creatures, and all of this
self-isolation is mentally isolating.
It has taken away regular contact
with regular people.
We are all aware of maintaining
distance, but we are losing touch.
We all feel it, but we don’t talk
about it. Reach out today by phone,
or email to someone you haven’t
spoken with in the past week or
two, but someone you used to see
daily. Write a letter if you chose.
You might not have much to say
besides ‘how are you doing’, but
it will make a difference.
Hello can close the distance.

03/23/2020                                        j.g.l.

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