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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So Much More
Posted on February 19, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

   So much more than flesh and tissue,
the human heart, of intricate design, responsible naturally
for each second time allows. A complicated array of vessels
and ventricles of immodest proportion,
its importance need not be reinforced. A vital organ.
A muscle; strong, steady. Purposeful. With the lungs
it functions, beneath ribs woven
to shield us from life’s catastrophes. If we should say
the heart is more important than the brain, we would
then again, have to think of how it functions,
or when it faults.
   Humans are complicated, from the start.
   Do we lead with our head, or follow the heart?
Secure in its biological habitat.    Protected.    And we,
as we grow, endeavor to understand emotions, and feelings,
and complications, as blood rushes through our veins,
as we learn to live, or love, in pain.
      Heartbeat.      Heart break.      Heart ache.
Trusting less in the function, less of the body,
we build walls, a facade, to hide behind.
Having lost before, or even since then,
   we protect our self.
    So much more than function or folly,
a human’s heart; the complicated array of flesh and veins,
of sordid pasts and rumpled pain. Strength we can find,
a purpose of which to remind.
If the heart is more important than the brain,
we shall learn to try, and will love again.

©2018 j.g. lewis

Confidence And Cooperation
Posted on February 18, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Progress takes a lot of people
moving along the same path.
   Some of us may move in a
different direction, and it may
get messy, but step-by-step
we will advance. Somehow.
   It’s going to take a little trust,
a bit of courtesy, more than a
few manners, and a hell of a
lot of faith. Confidence and
cooperation are also required.
   Are you on the right path?

02/18/2022                                              j.g.l.   

cloud songs
Posted on February 17, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Day by day, it is how we live.

   Surrounded by emotions,
vast and varied, unpredictable
as the weather, as unavoidable
as tomorrow.

           Yesterday happened,
      like it or not.

   Today you will have choices.

02/17/2022                                              j.g.l.