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 . . .

In Canada: in Montreal;
thirty-three years ago today,
14 women were killed
because they were women.
December 6, 1989
École Polytechnique
The Montreal Massacre

12/06/2022

Mondays are just young Fridays

Gentle thoughts, harshly
written on whatever
scrap of paper available.
This is your life.
This is an attempt to
make sense or make do
with the scattered bits of
information that float
to the surface of a
muddled mind.
What is of one’s concern
need not translate into a
narrative easily understood
by others. You may not
fully comprehend its true
meaning yourself, at least
not in one sitting.
Give yourself the time.
You need to find the clarity
you need. A daunting task…
you need not ask for any
opinions from others, Each
of us sees things differently.

12/05/2022                                                                                  j.g.l.

beyond words

Today I sit with a stack of blank holiday cards in front of me, and a dog-eared address book full of names, phone numbers and/or addresses from across the globe.
   The names are familiar, and the extent to which I know each person varies in time and in depth. Yet, with each name, there is a friendship shared but not acknowledged as often as it should be.
   A Christmas card allows me an opportunity. I will write messages of varying length to the people on my list to acknowledge the season as well as the person.
   The true meaning of friendship goes beyond words.

12/04/2022                                                                                                               j.g.l.

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 July 19, 2021 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

William Kurelek The Painter

The Art Gallery of Ontario will finally reopen this week, after months of COVID closure, with a much-hyped Andy Warhol Exhibit.
   While I’m excited to see, again, another curated Warhol offering, I will be just as happy to walk among the gallery’s permanent collection.
   The AGO was open for much of last summer and, almost weekly, I made a point of visiting the gallery. The AGO offered a controlled environment on a timed-entry basis, where physical distancing was expected and assured.
   During my visits I spent a great deal of time viewing the extensive selection of Canadian art, including the Group of Seven, William Kurelek, Emily Carr, and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
   To be allowed back into the Toronto gallery after such a long absence will be like visiting old friends.
   Art has a way of brightening my spirits.
   I’m so looking forward to Friday.

07/19/2021                                           j.g.l.

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