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 . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

We tire of unpredictable weather, the damp morning chill, wet socks and lost mittens. Winter keeps reminding it is not through with us.
   We have suffered long enough.
   The streets are tired and dirty and the time change only makes things darker in the morning.
   We need a brighter view.
   We need, now, the renewal that comes with spring.

03/20/2023                                                                                          j.g.l.


Progress comes less from planning than participation.
Dreams and wishes require action and attention.
Start moving.

03/19/2023                                                                                                         j.g.l.

forever wonder

If we wait too long
for the stars to align, for
some kind of hope, or
some kind of sign,
if we let our lives hang on
still-bated breath, we will
forever wonder
what is still to come
or what we have left. If we
don’t own the moments,
or make them our own,
will we ever feel like
we’ve made our way home?
If we can’t be honest
with others, and especially
our selves,
can we ever explain why
or how
we once felt?
If we wait too long, it
may never arrive.
Stop waiting,
start doing,
start feeling alive.

© 2016 j.g. lewis

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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Keep Looking

Posted on November 6, 2022 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment


Two mornings this past week, early by any standards and with only consideration as opposed to planning, I stepped out into a city enveloped in fog.

I was inspired and took with me my camera.

Away from the sleepy condos of downtown Toronto, I ventured to the lakeshore and, balancing what little light there was with what little direction or familiarity I had with the landscape, I began to make photographs of the beauty and truth unfolding in front of me.

I was pulled into the reality I felt, content with what I saw (even as it changed as daylight became more apparent).

The first morning I was fumbling with my equipment, learning by trial and error you might say. The second morning, two days later — augmented y the experience of the first morning — I felt a little more freedom to indulge my creativity.

Each day provided a different kind of satisfaction.

My reality, from day to day, changes. In looking back now at the images I captured, I do see the reality I was trying to uncover almost as much as what was there.

I know I will keep looking.


11/06/2022                                                                            j.g.l.


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