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.

action

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
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Expectations and Possibilities

Posted on December 16, 2022 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

What we expect and what we receive will often differ.
   For days this city has been preparing for a big dump of snow. All we’ve been hearing about in the media is the weather pattern expected to come up from the states. On the news we see the images from provinces to our west and the near-blizzard conditions that have painted the landscape, but all we’ve got here is rain.
   The anticipation of precipitation has held us in our place, prevented us from making plans or attempting travel near or far.
   My prairie heritage has given me the expectation of snow in December, though here in Toronto the possibilities of a white Christmas lessen as each day goes by. It is not right if it’s not white, in my humble opinion.
   So I’ll stay here watching the sky and waiting for snow. When expectations are unrealized, there is always hope.

12/16/2022                                                                         j.g.l.

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