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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Promises or Ideology
Posted on February 16, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Caught up in the fragility of the moment, or
situation, or of the mind, we are all fighting battles.

War exists, one way or another, in our minds;
in this life. These times are tough.

So caught up in the bigger picture, all the
little things go unnoticed. Reality check.

In this city, guns and violence on the street,
in the school, forever on the news.

This year’s twelfth or thirteenth homicide
perpetrator was 14-years-old; the victim 18.

The laws are there but no one cares; they
simply want their freedoms. Regardless.

Politics is blood sport. Promises or ideology
mixed with anger, fear, and stupidity.

Common sense and sanity; one is not the other.
Neither exists in the state of now, or again.

No declaration or participation, there is no peace.
Is everything else is too important?

© 2022 j.g. lewis

How can we know?
Posted on February 15, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

We continually
mishandle mistakes,
miscalculations and

It’s not when will
we learn: it is why
haven’t we learned
by now?

How can we know?
How are we to grow?

Warnings, until now,
have failed to take up
residence in our vast
collective consciousness.

What comes next?
How will we know?

02/15/2022                                        j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on February 14, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave 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.