Mythos & Marginalia

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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 . . .

Mondays are not young Fridays

Where you are is not where you will always be, physically, spiritually, emotionally and fundamentally.
Even your location will change, even if you stay in the same place (few of us do). Forward is not always a destination or direction, but rather a state of being.
Where will you go today?

02/06/2023                                                                          j.g.l.

future progress

It is often history that clouds our judgment, and even prevents us from seeing the true and right path we must take going forward.

   The steps we have already made, even those unplanned, play a meaningful role in the direction we have chosen. But, they do not always have to chart the course of future progress.

   Progress, yes, it is what we must do, even unknowingly.


02/05/2023                                                                                  j.g.l.




The coldest morning of the winter
reminds you what is truly important:
– a warm parka
– garbage mitts
– a positive attitude
– good coffee

Spring is coming.
So is the weekend.

02/03/2023                                                                                      j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

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is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on February 15, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Today is a civic holiday Monday in Ontario. Family Day, a three-day weekend; a welcome break.
There’s not a lot going on with all this pandemic stuff, and there is little to celebrate, but a day off is a day off.
I’m taking it.
I’ve got nothing planned and no excuses for it.
Yes, I’ve got plenty of work that I could do, and a desk that needs to be sorted, and several projects in various states of undress with pressure, or guilt, attached to each one. Yet, today, I’m not getting caught up in any of that.
I’m simply going to relax.
I can do that, I just normally don’t.
Regularly, given a free day or statutory holiday, I’ll make plans to do something creative or otherwise, and I’ll hunker down at the laptop, turn my attention to a manuscript, and fill my day word by word.
Usually it is satisfying, but often it doesn’t give me the break I need.
We all need to take a break now and then; it’s good for the self.
It is good for the soul.
Unscheduled time is a rarity in an era of busy. Find it when you can, take it as you will, but make sure you take the day.
No excuses.

02/15/2021                                              j.g.l.

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