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 . . .

damn truth

We do not touch the money, now
only digits on a screen. Ingredients
in our foods unknown, or what
scientists contribute to the scheme.
Price at the pump keeps going up,
still our cars can’t seem
to get enough.
Politicians are not worth knowing, or
deeds in which they partake, sin or
scandal widely-known, we
elect them anyway.
Damn truth be told,
between utter lies; they won’t salute
the dead, so many innocents die.
We won’t wash our hands, but
still waste the water
and share the blame.
We don’t care if we don’t want to,
our days continue just the same.

© 2018 j,g, lewis

sins and sorrows

04/11/2024                                                                                            j.g.l.

April is Poetry Month

Mondays are just young Fridays

Waiting for the darkness, but
not from the night. Waiting
for darkness to squelch the light
of the day.
Rare and strange and still
somewhat familiar, the Moon
caught crossing a path,
expectedly today.
Vision enigmatic, but solemn
and static. Naturally occurring.
We live with the darkness
however unnerving.

04/08/2024                                                                                   j.g.l.

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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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on November 7, 2022 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

It is the moments before, the time preceding the fraction of a second, that actually makes up a photograph.
   It is crucial time, measured more in thought than light and colour, where movement ceases or is silent for a mere moment before time stands still.
   It may be only a moment, but that scant period of time is made up of years of practice and observation. Choices are made: focal length and shutter speed, aperture and intention; how much or how little light goes into each photograph?
   Only you will know if the results are what you thought they would be, at the time and in those moments (and years) leading up to that fraction of a second.
   I have been, since June, adapting all I know about photography onto my newest camera.
   Technologically superior to each camera I have previously owned, my new camera is a challenge that is as much exciting as intimidating. This is the seventh camera I have owned in my lifetime, and each has served me well.
   The format has changed from film to digital but the fundamentals remain.
   I have to remember, in this era of automation and artificial intelligence, that I, as the photographer, must maintain control of composition, and thought, and outcome.
   Now, as I was before, I remain entranced by the magic of photography and what you can do with light and determination.
   I have learned so much over the decades, but have so much more to learn. If nothing else, that is the reason to continue to explore image and substance, and the magic of photography.

11/07/2022                                                                                j.g.l.


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