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

Qualifying questions, remedial response.

Knowledge of situations often haunt.

What we know or have been told.

We tell ourselves we just don’t know.

Answers formed by thoughts untold.

Rumour and misinformation often sold.

Conspiracy theories tend to rule the day.

Bare truth and logic will get in the way.

04/22/2024                                                                                                            j.g.l.

pocket poem 2024

                 Current Thoughts

           Open your mouth, let words
   bypass lips. Converse consciously
   to brethren or bystanders.
       Reach out to
   close friends gone amiss.
       Be not afraid, not now, of
   articulating current thoughts and
   accomplishments of which
   you are proud, and even your sins
   (for we have all owned a few)
        might seem far less tragic
         from an altered point of view.
               Give fresh voice
   to insecurities and anxieties hidden
   within your self, speak highly of
      those dusty dreams
            languishing on a shelf.
   Past sullen moments cast a
   lengthy shadow, short-term
   expectations tend to dull down
   long-term possibilities.
      Talk freely around all you want,
   or hope, or desire to be.
      Each intention will resonate
      with those who wholly believe.
   Understanding takes effort.

© 2024 j.g. lewis

April 18th is Poem in Your Pocket Day
a day to celebrate poetry by selecting a poem,
carrying it in your pocket, and sharing with the
friends and strangers who cross your path.
Share a poem wherever the day takes you, as you
would share a smile, a gesture, or your kindness.
Sharing is caring.

April is Poetry Month
take a poem to lunch

cloud songs

        Our paths shift, circumstance and
              attitude shaping our trajectory.
   The company we keep alters both
       our outlook and destination.
           We are where we are
        mainly because of who we are 
                          and whom we are with.


04/16/2024                                                                              j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

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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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