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

Week to week our priorities often change, with or without dedicated thought or demanded intention. In hindsight, you recognize it simply happens.

   What you did or didn’t do last week (or the one before) has only as much significance as you award it.

   Sure, plans are made, dates are changed, and personal situations are altered in an effort to accomplish or further an ambition or desire that may (or may not) be obviously less important now than it was then.

   But when did it change? Or why?

   Or was it you who, after slight thought or idle consideration, determined the truth you were seeking is not as important as what is now, anyhow? 

   So, while plans change, certain ideas are likely to remain that might be better left for another day.

 

06/24/2024                                                                                                            j.g.l.

subtle details

It is just a moment.

   It’s one of the many moments you will experience throughout the day, if you take the time to notice.

   We move too fast, too often, in our daily life. The places we must go and tasks we must perform — or obligations we are committed to —  tend to overwhelm us. 

   We are ever-conscious of our required duties, but less observant of life as it passes by.

   Take a moment or two, here and there, throughout the day to observe the subtle details. Ignore the demands and observe a few of the little things that may seem unimportant at the time but bring about a small sense of self.

   It is mindful meditation in the simplest form, but it will provide a small shred of balance to this busy life.

   Stop, just for a moment, and look.

   Feel the simple satisfaction that comes with knowing where you are.

 

06/20/2024                                                                                              j.g.l.

06/19/2024

be gentle with your self

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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How Good It Feels

Posted on December 26, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

I think, all to often, we are overwhelmed by the size of this planet, the enormity of it all geographically, and the sheer number of its inhabitants.
   It’s a big world.
   This year Earth seems even larger, as if there is greater distance between those we love and the people we know. Physical distancing and travel restrictions have, in so many ways, limited our capacity to see, feel and touch fellow our human beings.
   But maybe it has also allowed us time to think about those people and, perhaps, even encouraged us to reach out more often, or a little further, to those faraway friends.
   Maybe we have found other ways to stay connected, or realized the communication tools available that allow us to, in effect, wave to our neighbours across the street or across the globe.
   Maybe we can now value communication a little more, and that wave or comment can take on greater meaning.
   Maybe it took a catastrophic event or virus to realize just how much closer we all are, or may actually be.
   Maybe we will recognize, or realize, just how good it feels to reach out.
   We are only a keystroke away; we are that close.
   Thank you for being there.

12/26/2020                                                    j.g.l.

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