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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You Can’t Know It All
Posted on February 28, 2021 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

What we know reflects a will to learn, our desire to believe, and the curiosity to know more.
What we are is the sum of our experiences.
What we can be, at best, is a work in progress. How far you progress is entirely up to you.
You can’t know it all.
Forgive but don’t forget.

02/28/2021                                       j.g.l.

Pre-dawn Confusion
Posted on February 27, 2021 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Awaken the night
feeling a fire,
new moon of fortune, new moon desire.
Headlights randomly spray
stray light           in the wake
of a few restless souls, little left
to forsake.

Window cracked slightly, aware of the noise,
discounting discomfort, confronting a choice.
A season of change and mysterious ways
growing weary of colour,
tired of the days.

A breath wholly taken in the good name of fear,
exhale in silence,
the silence found here.
Winter is going, but never soon enough,
it’s the waiting for the waiting that
makes it so tough.

Test pattern sheds light on the night’s darkest hour
before pre-dawn confusion from a much higher power.
Sanctimonious lessons in a stiff designer suit
no lack of words, she knows what to do.

fall in line
fall out of grace,
Heaven, in her good judgment,
is a judgmental place.
New moon wonder,
new moon is now,
unconscious thought enlightens somehow.

To be mindful of a future only makes sense
stop reviewing past actions in solely past tense.
Breathe it all in,
as you listen and learn,
question your morals and for what you may yearn.

No dreams for the restless, wandering their way,
few thoughts for the weary with so much to say.
New moon,
new cycle,      falls into sight
dilemmas become clearer when the days become bright.

©2016 j.g. lewis

Know Where You Are
Posted on February 26, 2021 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Take time today to
get outside, look up
and turn your face
toward the sun.
Close your eyes.
Feel the warmth,
feel the energy, and
know where you are.
Take as much time as
you need. Enjoy each
moment by yourself.
You deserve it today.

02/26/2021                                      j.g.l.