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 . . .

I'm like a pencil;
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most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Posted on May 25, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Guns keep killing people.
I’m just putting that out there.
I am just stating the obvious.
It is simply a fact.
It’s a fact that will continue
to prove itself correct
each time
there is a shooting.
Guns kill people,
and they keep killing people.
It is a fact.
It is.
It is common knowledge.
A common occurrence;
too common an occurrence
if you ask me, but
you needn’t ask
because the facts
speak for themselves.
They did yesterday, and
the day before, and
last weekend multiple times
in my city (more than most
weekends, more than many
cities, and a lot more times
this year). My city is really
not that different
from any other place where
there are guns and people.
Guns are everywhere.
People are everywhere.
Guns kill people.
They did yesterday in
a very noticeable way.
We will grieve the event
and question why. We will
ask questions of ourselves
and questions of our
politicians and each other.
And we will hope, and
we will pray, but
killing people
It is a fact.
It is far too obvious.
How can we change
the fact without
allowing emotions
to become involved.
Just the facts.
How do we deal with
a fact, and how can we
alter the fact that guns
kill people?
I’m just putting that out there.
Just the fact.

© 2018 j.g. lewis

I am numb. Like everyone else I was shock by the news of another school shooting. Again. It was 10 children, then 14, yesterday. This morning the headline I first read was “19 students and 1 teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting.” I can’t write; what more can I say that hasn’t been said. It has been said again and again. I wrote this four years ago. It reads the same today as it did then. Nothing has changed. Guns kill people. It is a fact.




A New Approach
Posted on May 24, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Can’t we all do better?
   We’ve all had time to experience what happens when change is forced upon us, and results of the past couple of years have been disappointing. The dystopia, doubt and debate continues to take a toll.
   We need an attitude adjustment. Let’s try a new approach.
   Get friendly. Brighten up the days ahead.

05/24/3033                                                          j.g.l.


Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on May 23, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

The cool morning drizzle of yesterday’s rain upset many of my plans all over again.
   It has been certain uncertainty day by day; recent days have been unpredictable. Seems the only thing accurate about the weather app on my mobile device is the date.
   All I can do is live with it.
   Intentions curtailed or plans derailed, I must use my mind to occupy time. There’s always something to do, especially on a holiday Monday.
   Today is already brighter than anticipated, so I’m off to a good start.
   I hope to make the best of the day.
   I hope you do as well.
   Think of the possibilities.

05/23/2022                                          j.g.l.