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 . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

The clock and the calendar move
forward incrementally, naturally
(as it should be) from a darker
winter we can’t leave behind to
something resembling spring.
In-between our seasons we take
whatever we can, where we are.
We have little choice.
A less-than-enthusiastic forecast
glares at me from a mobile device,
with greater chance of soakers
more than once or twice in the
week ahead as atmospheric rivers
come down to earth (a convenient
excuse for all it’s worth).
April showers still to come, as it
happens, as it is always done, we
keep moving forward step-by-step
mainly in spite of the weather.

03/27/2023                                                                                                             j.g.l.

of interest

your knowledge is
your currency

save up for what
you need or desire

there is interest
in your wisdom

03/26/2023                                                                                        j.g.l.

all my flaws

Who can you blame?
Are the feelings unjust when a decision is a matter of knowing you must find fault or favour with the ill winds of change?
It is never enough to simply rearrange plans or predicaments. It is like making a prediction of all my flaws with my faith as fractured or fragile as it is, or has been.
Far easier to see what I haven’t been doing.

03/24/2023                                                                                                         j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Uniquely Canadian

Posted on May 29, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave 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.

 

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