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 . . .

In Canada: in Montreal;
thirty-three years ago today,
14 women were killed
because they were women.
December 6, 1989
École Polytechnique
The Montreal Massacre


Mondays are just young Fridays

Gentle thoughts, harshly
written on whatever
scrap of paper available.
This is your life.
This is an attempt to
make sense or make do
with the scattered bits of
information that float
to the surface of a
muddled mind.
What is of one’s concern
need not translate into a
narrative easily understood
by others. You may not
fully comprehend its true
meaning yourself, at least
not in one sitting.
Give yourself the time.
You need to find the clarity
you need. A daunting task…
you need not ask for any
opinions from others, Each
of us sees things differently.

12/05/2022                                                                                  j.g.l.

beyond words

Today I sit with a stack of blank holiday cards in front of me, and a dog-eared address book full of names, phone numbers and/or addresses from across the globe.
   The names are familiar, and the extent to which I know each person varies in time and in depth. Yet, with each name, there is a friendship shared but not acknowledged as often as it should be.
   A Christmas card allows me an opportunity. I will write messages of varying length to the people on my list to acknowledge the season as well as the person.
   The true meaning of friendship goes beyond words.

12/04/2022                                                                                                               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 June 15, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

The number of daily Canadian COVID-19 cases reported on the radio this morning was less than what this province was reporting in a day not that long ago.
Most cases reported were from Ontario, but they have been dropping pretty much daily for the last week.
This is a good thing.
We’re heading in the right direction.
Governments are loosening up restrictions, some businesses in some regions are reopening or realigning, and people are out and about.
It’s a good thing to see.
We’re. Still. Here.
These have been a trying couple of months and life might feel like it could be returning to normal, but we have to remember the facts.
This. Is. A. Deadly. Virus.
There is no vaccine. The corona virus can be spread so easily, and so carelessly.
COVID-19 kills.
Physical distancing and our social behaviors must remain habits.
Prevention is self-preservation.
This virus will remain a danger for some time to come.
Be safe.
Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Reduce your impact on how we are all living.
If we all do our part, we can keep this thing moving in the right direction.

06/15/2020                                            j.g.l.

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