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 . . .

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 November 6, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


Take it gently.
Take it seriously.

Each day we learn,
each day
               We live
day by day.

               We love
our own way.

Laughter helps us see
the lessons learned, as

we find
the humour in life
               as it happens.

Live in the moment.
Learn as you go.

Take it seriously.
Be gentle.

11/06/2020                                           j.g.l.

now, like poetry, it means
what you want it to mean.
You might not notice.


night thoughts 4:57
Posted on November 5, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

The mind wanders, stretching
out the likelihood of change.
There is no hint of morning.
I am awake, but not fully, not
enough to comprehend all that
I have to do: to accomplish.
Night allows the freedom of
not having to put pen to paper.
It will happen come daylight,
when more clearly will I see
available space. Then I am able
to create, or recreate what was
leftover from yesterday. Until
then, they are simply thoughts.

11/05/2020                                                  j.g.l.

About Last Night
Posted on November 4, 2020 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Should we be surprised at what we woke up to this morning?

Should we be surprised we stayed up to watch?

Should we question the process, or the polls?

Shouldn’t we have expected this?

Shouldn’t we have known the defiance that has marked Donald Trump’s presidency would continue? Didn’t he tell us?

Shouldn’t we have listened?

Shouldn’t we have known? Or should we remain uncertain?