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

The clock and the calendar move
forward incrementally, naturally
(as it should be) from a darker
winter we can’t leave behind to
something resembling spring.
In-between our seasons we take
whatever we can, where we are.
We have little choice.
A less-than-enthusiastic forecast
glares at me from a mobile device,
with greater chance of soakers
more than once or twice in the
week ahead as atmospheric rivers
come down to earth (a convenient
excuse for all it’s worth).
April showers still to come, as it
happens, as it is always done, we
keep moving forward step-by-step
mainly in spite of the weather.

03/27/2023                                                                                                             j.g.l.

of interest

your knowledge is
your currency

save up for what
you need or desire

there is interest
in your wisdom

03/26/2023                                                                                        j.g.l.

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.

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 February 14, 2022 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Each of us cultivates, embraces, falls or functions with (or within) some form of a relationship; general or specific. Personal, professional, academic or accidental, relationships are elemental to our role, or identity, as a human being and how we relate with friends, family, or foe. Even subtle strangers have a place within the circumference of our lives.
   Daily, weekly, or hourly, we settle or struggle with the emotional imperatives that find us (or are forced upon us) as we deal with the joy, confusion, anger, empathy or apathy that comes our way.
   Through it all, in any circumstance, we must decide how we deal with the people in any aspect of our lives. Above all, we must decide the impact of love, generally or specifically, and how we accept it, allow it, share it or disavow it.
   It is not an easy task.
   Love is more than an emotion; it is greater than a state of mind and it, sadly, is missing in the lives of so many right now.
   We need more love, right now, general or specific, individual or communal.
   We need to feel it more than we do.
   Know what I mean?
   What will you do with the love that comes your way today?
   Happy Valentine’s Day wherever you are.
   You are loved.

02/14/2022                                        j.g.l.

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