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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charity begins with empathy

Posted on December 29, 2022 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

There is a crisis in this city, and in most.
   Daily, weekly, monthly the stories and statistics are there.
   Reality: if it changes, it is not for the better.
   How have we become conditioned to the human condition? How can we make our lives (plural) better?
   We all need to do something.
   Charity begins with empathy.
   Open your mind, your hearts, and open your wallets (if you are able).
   Do what you can do.
   This story appeared in a community newspaper that was sitting in the coffee shop this morning. The pages were almost a month old, but the conditions described in the article haven’t changed positively over the past 29 days.
   Is there anything you can do in your community to better the lives (plural) of us all?
   Is there a cause or charity you can support? Today would be a good day to contribute time or money (if you can).
   We are reaching the end of a bleak year – and things are forecast to get even worse in the next – and the deadline for any tax deductible receipts for 2022 is looming. Is there something you can do?

12/29/2022                                                                                                   j.g.l.


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