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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How We Respond
Posted on May 31, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

The peace we seek is not imagined as much as unrealized.
Our reactions often differ from our intentions.
How should we respond when conflict alters our path?
How can we respond?

05/31.2020                                                j.g.l.

Posted on May 30, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

The inner voice,

an inner choice

to hear what matters

amid the distractions and

less-than-intimate interactions

life lays out

before you.

Suffering the indignity of

less space to feel or see,

you know you must

keep moving forward.

Surrounded by noise, day

after day, you continue

trying to listen


wanting to say

all of those thoughts, and

words stuck in your soul.

Own your emotions.

In a world full of shouting


a whisper will find its way.



Uniquely Canadian
Posted on May 29, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

One hundred years ago this month, the Group of Seven first exhibited together at the Toronto Art Gallery. The bold landscapes celebrated the beauty of this country in a style that has become recognizably, and uniquely, Canadian.
   While COVID-19 has prevented me from seeing any of the group’s works through one of my regular visits to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Post brings home the wonder of Canadian art with a stunning collection honoring the group’s significance.
   The postage stamps – one image each by Carmichael, Harris, Jackson, Johnston, Lismer, MacDonald and Varley – are some of the nicest stamps Canada Post has produced in a while; certainly my favorites since last year’s Leonard Cohen issue.
   Yes, I am a stamp nerd. Of course I stocked up.


05/29/2020                                                   j.g.l.