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

What are a few days between seasons? As if a shadow could tell of the time and temperature range from hour to day, today or tomorrow, or last season.
   Summer to fall. Now is not a fixed period, as was yesterday or last week. Those periods of time are fluid, ever changing, but still somewhat definite in our minds for the time being representing the periods or eras of our presence here on earth.
   How we measure our time, any time, always includes a proviso. The conditions we set will influence what is to come, as much as what has happened.
   How can you explain yourself when a short-term view overrides the obvious long-term accumulation of thought and experience.
   This time is yours; how you chose to share it will differ from day to day.

09/25/2023                                                                                                j.g.l.



You wander.
We all do.

Uncertainty can often
blur your surroundings.


The map is always there,
the lines signify the path
you need to follow.

You simply have to find
the direction.

It is all in your hands.

© 2017 j.g. lewis



               Anguish or confusion, 
        sometimes it is the way. 
      Anxiety takes over. 
        What else can you say  
     as you try to put aside all 
     the feelings that dog you 
   anyway.    No pain today.  
           Try as you might to
    see your way through. 
       No pain.    Not today. 

09/14/2023                                                               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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Posted on September 1, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

By design or by default, art is devised to define, or delineate, the reality of our time and the humankind it represents.
You cannot (therefore should not) take for granted the art that surrounds you. In any state there is an increased perception of life.
Art is life. Life is art.
Live with it.
Art does not need to be explained, it needs to be experienced.
Be open to the experience. There are no excuses.
Do not question the why, or the how, or when.
Look at it from all angles. Art is as subjective as it is relative, it need not be serious (but can be); there is a fine line between the obvious and the obtrusive.
Art is open to mindful interpretation whether romantic or reckless, concrete or abstract, physical or visual. Art confronts your emotions as much as it soothes your soul. It moves you forward.
It is spiritual.
Art is meditation, mediation between all that is unsettled in your heart and everything you find comfort in.
Do not ignore or overlook your art; it is what you are and all you can be, if allowed the presence and place it deserves.

09/01/2020                                               j.g.l.

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