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 . . .

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.

Mondays are just young Fridays

We tire of unpredictable weather, the damp morning chill, wet socks and lost mittens. Winter keeps reminding it is not through with us.
   We have suffered long enough.
   The streets are tired and dirty and the time change only makes things darker in the morning.
   We need a brighter view.
   We need, now, the renewal that comes with spring.

03/20/2023                                                                                          j.g.l.


Progress comes less from planning than participation.
Dreams and wishes require action and attention.
Start moving.

03/19/2023                                                                                                         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 August 17, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Is there anything as comfortable as a new pair of sneakers?
   I mean, really?
   I bought a new pair of running shoes last week, having literally worn the tread off the pair I bought a year ago. Fitness was always the goal, but my increased daily activity over the past four months has taken its toll. I have taken hundreds and hundreds of thousands on steps.
   It was only lately I realized my feet we more tired than usual and I had to acknowledge the wear and tear on a rather reliable pair of sneakers.
   I set out to buy the exact same model of shoe I’ve been using; they haven’t let me down. Why change a good thing?
   While price shopping from store to store, I walked by another shop of another brand and noticed the ‘40% off everything signs’. Of course, I had to look.
   It’s not that the brand was unfamiliar to me; I’d bought them before (it was actually the first pair of branded athletic shoes my parents bought me in elementary school) and had never been dissatisfied.
   The brand I was currently using was highly recommended at both a running store and by my chiropodist. But these other shoes just felt right, and checked all the boxes for fit and function. I ignored fashion and studied everything about these particular shoes form torsion to traction and then made a decision that saved me a good $50.
   I’ll guess I will see if they are worth it.
   Right now, all I know is the comfort.

08/17/2020                                                    j.g.l.

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