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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no guilt
Posted on July 7, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Give yourself permission to take the day off.
   No explanation needed, no guilt required, it is your choice,
   It’s okay.


07/07/2022                                                                                                             j.g.l.

Continue Forward
Posted on July 5, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It is step-by-step, day-to-day,
walking or wandering, simply
trying to keep pace. Moving
purposefully at the speed of
life, one way at a time. Now.
Any distance between here
and there is dependent mainly
on your attitude. Keep moving,
despite uncertainty of direction.
Pay attention to the landscape.
Be mindful of your approach.
Take it in stride. Breathe and
believe in the journey and you
will surely find a destination.
Continue forward. Walk on.

07/05/2022                                                                                                 j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on July 4, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

I; also me: first-person singular.
   It is personal.
   It is how I may view the world, but not as I might write about it.
   I look at what is there and how it affects me as much as the cause and effect of all that may be.
   But, it goes deeper.
   What remains underneath letters disguised as action, place, or point of view, is not lost, perhaps only hidden between the lines.
   Observation; no, self-observation is required, now and then, to check your path and see where you have been or where you might be going.
   Perhaps now is the time, as now is the present, and this may be as good a time as any to look a little deeper into me, myself, and I.
   It is necessary. Now.
   I feel it, but I don’t know why?
   I wrote, many years ago:
     I’m like a pencil;
     sometimes sharp,
     most days
     other times
     dull or
     Still I write.
   A mantra as much as an explanation, it is personal. I still write, but (again) I must ask myself ‘why’ more as a process of understanding than of questioning.
   We all must wonder, at times, mustn’t we?
   Shouldn’t we all take stock of our movements and memories and emotions?
   I think this is a good time for me.

07/04/2022                                                                                                                              j.g.l.