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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Posted on March 19, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

be gone winter
take with you this disease
and silent truth

hello spring
too long we have wanted
give us reason to hope

03/19/2020                                            j.g.l.

I Simply Read
Posted on March 18, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

I spent much of my spare time yesterday day reading
I didn’t listen to the radio, or even turn on the stereo. I just read.
I finished off one book and made a significant dent in the next. I hadn’t read like that in quite a while.
It’s not that I didn’t have other things I could have been doing. I had some writing I needed to do, both in my journal and for this space; there’s a lot going on right now. My mind has been cluttered with news and events of the past week(s). There is a great deal to think about, but I simply read.
I needed an escape.
It’s amazing how a good book can, literally, take you away to another dimension. It is comforting to know that a humble book can soothe your troubled mind and help curb fears and anxiety.
There’s a lot to be troubled by right now.
I read a lot yesterday. I needed to. I needed to get my mind off of what was going on and let it travel anywhere but here.
A book allows you to focus on something else. A book can do that. It did yesterday.
I hope it will again today.

A Lot To Write About
Posted on March 17, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

My journal is filling up with the reality we are living in.
I suppose it’s not that different than what I usually write; antidotes and examples of where I am, or what I am doing. Often I will glue in a newspaper headline or story that catches my interest, has some historic significance, or provides greater detail.
The thing is, most of what I have written, especially this past week, is pretty much focused on the coronavirus. COVID-19 is the reality we are all facing, day in and day out; statistics change throughout the day, increased infections and news from other countries. There are border closures and restrictions on travel and tales of self-isolation.
It becomes overwhelming.
As I always do, I write about my feelings and emotions. Journaling is a practice that allows me to maintain some balance. It is cathartic and it gives me a place to leave my thoughts.
Right now there is a lot to write about.

03/17/2020                                           j.g.l.