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 . . .

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.

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.


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

03/19/2023                                                                                                         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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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on July 12, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

I bought a new rain jacket last week.
   Given the forecast for the week ahead, and the one we’ve just been through, I’m pretty sure it’s a good investment.
   Quite simply, in recent days, I’ve been drenched one too many times by unexpected downpours (even though the weather reports said to expect rain).
   You can only chance it for so long, and me without an umbrella.
   I used to have a couple — a selection actually   of dependable rain garments but they were never there when needed, then never there at all.
   Where did they go?
   It took several stops at several stores to find a jacket that was rainproof and not just “rain repellent”, and high tech without being high-priced.
   I selected function over fashion, steering clear of recognizable logos and brand names, and ended up with a rather boring grey jacket.
   So far, it works when it should, and does what it needs to do.
   Practicality is my fashion statement.

07/12/2021                                          j.g.l.

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