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

We tire of unpredictable weather, the damp morning chill, wet socks and lost mittens. Winter keeps reminding it is not through with us.
   We have suffered long enough.
   The streets are tired and dirty and the time change only makes things darker in the morning.
   We need a brighter view.
   We need, now, the renewal that comes with spring.

03/20/2023                                                                                          j.g.l.

action

Progress comes less from planning than participation.
Dreams and wishes require action and attention.
Start moving.

03/19/2023                                                                                                         j.g.l.

forever wonder

If we wait too long
for the stars to align, for
some kind of hope, or
some kind of sign,
if we let our lives hang on
still-bated breath, we will
forever wonder
what is still to come
or what we have left. If we
don’t own the moments,
or make them our own,
will we ever feel like
we’ve made our way home?
If we can’t be honest
with others, and especially
our selves,
can we ever explain why
or how
we once felt?
If we wait too long, it
may never arrive.
Stop waiting,
start doing,
start feeling alive.

© 2016 j.g. lewis


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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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on April 19, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Discipline required, intent
or epoch mired by politics and
petty grievance. Days move
swiftly or slowly. I try
to keep up or stay ahead of a
variety of calamities.
Patience is not simply waiting,
but knowing when the time is
right. What should be done
today could easily wait until
Wednesday, or June,
when the weather then
may be more fitting than a day
when nothing seems right.
I wonder. If all I am doing
is standing still, am I being
patient or lazy?
How much time is unwillingly
wasted on baited breath as we
all work our way towards
certain death? It is only a
matter of time. How often are
you reminded?
Are you rushing ahead,
or waiting patiently?

04/19/2021                                   j.g.l.

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