Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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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 . . .


We live in a world of what ifs.
What if we did something else,
or what if we weren’t there (as
sometimes we shouldn’t be
when it comes down to the
wrong place at the right time).
What if it never happened?
What if we had responded
differently or if we had taken
the advice we were told?
Would we have been so bold?

05/30/2023                                                                                        j.g.l.


As it is, not
as we wish it to be.

You have days
to think back on,

and you do…

05/25/2023                                                                                           j.g.l.

always with the questions

Is what you do enough?
For who?
For you?
Is it selfish to think mainly
of what I need to do for me,
myself, and I?
When will I find resolve to
my never-ending queries?
Will it be enough?
Do you still doubt?
Do you struggle with answers,
as much as the questions?
Can you decide?
Are you trying?
Is that enough?

05/23/2023                                                                                      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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You Are Not Alone

Posted on December 15, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Isn’t there always a trail?
What then do you know of
your actions or the impact
upon others?
It is safe to say you are not
always aware of the results
or unintended consequences
of what you do beyond how
it affects you?
If so, you are not alone in the
thought. So few of us will
even consider others in our
day-to-day interactions. We
do what we do to simply get
through all the bullshit and
bafflegab we continually (or
constantly) hear.
It is noise, that’s all it is, a
disruption to your self and to
your intentions to fare better
than you have. Sadly.
We all want to get beyond
the clutter infringing upon
our space and time. Physically,
emotionally, and spiritually
we need room to breathe and
to see where we are going.
All of us are involved, even if
we are not thinking that way.
How aware are you?

12/15/2020                                              j.g.l.

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