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 . . .

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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we are the same
Posted on December 28, 2021 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

From east or west. By
longitude or latitude
we differ, yet we are
the same, depending
on your attitude.
We are connected,
each of us playing a
part in the evolution
of this amazing planet.
Imagine what could
happen if we put aside
our unconscious bias
and worked together.

12/28/2021                                           j.g.l.


Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on December 27, 2021 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Back in September, I made a change to my somewhat consistent journaling practice. Inspired by the cover of a blank journal that caught my eye, I began converting all of my daily musings to night thoughts.

Join me for the first seven nights of 2022 and spend a little time cultivating your own practice.

The course is free and open to pretty much everybody. There will be daily prompts, insights, and the opportunity to share fresh thoughts and discussion with fellow participants.

It’s an ideal time for working on your night thoughts. It is darker longer and you have more time to write, or select which time is best to write.

Come and write your way into the New Year. For more details and to register email me at:


12/27/2021                                             j.g.l.

demonstrate gratitude
Posted on December 26, 2021 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

I know I do not say thank you or give thanks as often as I should, or even as often as I would like.

I don’t acknowledge favors lent or kindness extended by friends, family, or strangers as appropriately (or as quickly) as I should, but I do understand and embrace the concept of gratitude.

I need to demonstrate gratitude more often, more thoroughly and more consciously.

Thank you.

12/26/2021                                         j.g.l.