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 . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

What are a few days between seasons? As if a shadow could tell of the time and temperature range from hour to day, today or tomorrow, or last season.
   Summer to fall. Now is not a fixed period, as was yesterday or last week. Those periods of time are fluid, ever changing, but still somewhat definite in our minds for the time being representing the periods or eras of our presence here on earth.
   How we measure our time, any time, always includes a proviso. The conditions we set will influence what is to come, as much as what has happened.
   How can you explain yourself when a short-term view overrides the obvious long-term accumulation of thought and experience.
   This time is yours; how you chose to share it will differ from day to day.

09/25/2023                                                                                                j.g.l.



You wander.
We all do.

Uncertainty can often
blur your surroundings.


The map is always there,
the lines signify the path
you need to follow.

You simply have to find
the direction.

It is all in your hands.

© 2017 j.g. lewis



               Anguish or confusion, 
        sometimes it is the way. 
      Anxiety takes over. 
        What else can you say  
     as you try to put aside all 
     the feelings that dog you 
   anyway.    No pain today.  
           Try as you might to
    see your way through. 
       No pain.    Not today. 

09/14/2023                                                               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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Cranes and Condominiums

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

They finished boarding up the car dealership across the street from my building last week. The warehouse next to the dealership has been vacant as long as I’ve known it, and the artists in the lofts on the corner have been evicted. Days are numbered for the restaurant at street level.
   With all the buildings facing the other direction now shuttered, this entire parcel of land will soon be under demolition.
   The view from my living room window will change.
   Three condominium towers from 39 to 45 stories — that’s three times higher than my building — are among the planned development that includes 1,645 residential units, retail space, and parking for more than 2,000 cars and 1,000 bicycles.
   Thousands more people will eventually reside right across the street.
   This is yet another high-density development as downtown Toronto continues to go vertical. Within walking distance there are already many, many cranes and condominiums reaching up to the sky.
   And there will be more.
   Land in this area is being bought up for future development around the planned subway station and property values continue to rise.
   I’m not sure you call it progress or evolution, but the landscape of this neighbourhood this is changing. This entire city is changing.

10/19/2021                                                  j.g.l.

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