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

The clock and the calendar move
forward incrementally, naturally
(as it should be) from a darker
winter we can’t leave behind to
something resembling spring.
In-between our seasons we take
whatever we can, where we are.
We have little choice.
A less-than-enthusiastic forecast
glares at me from a mobile device,
with greater chance of soakers
more than once or twice in the
week ahead as atmospheric rivers
come down to earth (a convenient
excuse for all it’s worth).
April showers still to come, as it
happens, as it is always done, we
keep moving forward step-by-step
mainly in spite of the weather.

03/27/2023                                                                                                             j.g.l.

of interest

your knowledge is
your currency

save up for what
you need or desire

there is interest
in your wisdom

03/26/2023                                                                                        j.g.l.

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.

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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So Much To Say

Posted on December 20, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

So little of the year remains. Still. So much to say, even more to be thankful for. Each day we are blessed, many times in ways we cannot even comprehend. Or express.
   We are blessed many times over.
   Winter solstice is upon us.
   It is now, then, a time for thought. Time to remind ourselves what we have been through (survived) and what is ahead.
   We should be thankful.
   We need to be grateful for what we have. We need to be more understanding of ourselves, our intentions, and of those around us: both friends and strangers.
   Give thought to your thoughts. Make them good, make them better, and make them kinder.
   We all need kindness, particularly those who are not aware or have not shown kindness. Maybe they have not experienced kindness? They, perhaps more than all others, need to see and need to believe kindness can also be forgiveness.
   Kindness may be the greatest wonder of our life.
   Tomorrow we step forward from the darkest day of the year to a brighter future. Be optimistic. Be grateful. Show kindness.


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