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 August 31, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

                 dialects         accents

                                  vocal inflections
we speak
     one language or another

       our mother tongue
                                                   among others

we understand
                         what we can
        we listen               we read
meaning into messages

         takes effort                 how can I explain?

     we criticize another human’s
                            broken english
not considering the words
     are foreign                and she or he
                          or they
     speak another language


                       where I speak only one language
             I cannot fully understand
   any of the others

                         they are foreign

                                                                 to me

© 2022 j.g. lewis


cloud songs
Posted on August 30, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


 We have no answers,
   but plenty of reasons for
   wanting to know.

         It is more than a
           hint of curiosity.

     How can we not
     question the weather,
the politics of understanding
     one another, or what
     anyone is thinking?

     How can we not?
     How can we know?


08/31/2022                                                                 j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on August 29, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Are you doing okay today?
   How did you do yesterday or the day before that?
   Still too early to ask?
   Have you had your coffee and done all those things you need to do to prepare yourself for the day? Are you ready for the week ahead?
   Best to go day by day.
   Sometimes it takes time.
   Other times, time is not kind.
   Are you caught up in a rush or tangled up in reflection?
   Can you see your way to make it through another day?
   Another week?
   Remember: day by day.
   I’m trying.
   Perhaps that is all I can do.
   How about you?

08/29/2022                                                                                 j.g.l.