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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Posted on June 3, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

           If not,
       why not?

      or reason?

     Why now?

Always with
the questions.

Some answers
    never arrive.

06/03/2022                                                 j.g.l.

We Have To Care
Posted on June 2, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

There is a provincial election today.
   We have a chance to improve democracy.
   Voter turnout In Ontario has been disappointing in the past with only 57 percent of eligible voters showing up at the polls four years ago. Millions of people did not vote.
   Does that mean millions of people did not care?
   We have to make the election about people, not politicians.
   For change to happen, we must trust the process.
   We have to care.
   Exercise your right.


06/02/2022                                                           j.g.l.

Another Wednesday
Posted on June 1, 2022 by j.g.lewis // 2 Comments

Wednesday sits naked
         and ordinary

between the bookends of restive Sunday
and social Saturday. The day is
       little more

than a cluster of hours or a stop on the
 treadmill. Indecisive and

nobody chooses a Wednesday. Nothing
           on a Wednesday

and it’s the same each week.

© j.g. lewis


Sept 11/01, a Tuesday. London Subway bombings: July 7/05, a Tuesday, also July 21/05,
and also a Tuesday. Assassinations: John Lennon on a Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. a 
Thursday, and John F. Kennedy a Friday. Kurt Cobain’s body was discovered on a
Wednesday, but he chose his way out three days earlier. Nothing happens on a 

There are fewer concerts mid-week, and opening night is never a Wednesday. They 
never open the Olympics on a Wednesday. Nobody gets married on a Wednesday.

Yet, each week, I choose Wednesday.

When I launched Mythos & more than seven years ago, Wednesdays were all I planned.I had other thoughts, daily, but Wednesday was the day. I made that commitment.

I wrote every damn day, so I began filling up more than Wednesdays. Mondays became young Fridays, and there was a lot more going on than I originally thought, so here we are.

This is Wednesday and there is a new design to the page; it’s another challenge I will slowly figure out, yet that’s the same for any other day. But today is Wednesday and there is more to read and more to see.

And I’m sure there will be something more tomorrow.