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

What are a few days between seasons? As if a shadow could tell of the time and temperature range from hour to day, today or tomorrow, or last season.
   Summer to fall. Now is not a fixed period, as was yesterday or last week. Those periods of time are fluid, ever changing, but still somewhat definite in our minds for the time being representing the periods or eras of our presence here on earth.
   How we measure our time, any time, always includes a proviso. The conditions we set will influence what is to come, as much as what has happened.
   How can you explain yourself when a short-term view overrides the obvious long-term accumulation of thought and experience.
   This time is yours; how you chose to share it will differ from day to day.

09/25/2023                                                                                                j.g.l.



You wander.
We all do.

Uncertainty can often
blur your surroundings.


The map is always there,
the lines signify the path
you need to follow.

You simply have to find
the direction.

It is all in your hands.

© 2017 j.g. lewis



               Anguish or confusion, 
        sometimes it is the way. 
      Anxiety takes over. 
        What else can you say  
     as you try to put aside all 
     the feelings that dog you 
   anyway.    No pain today.  
           Try as you might to
    see your way through. 
       No pain.    Not today. 

09/14/2023                                                               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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I Need Help

Posted on January 5, 2023 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

It is a problem for me.
   It has been for a while.
   I had convinced myself that it was under control – that I was really just a social reader – and I could stop at anytime. I have even gone months without picking up a book.
   Yesterday, I was reminded how much of a problem it had become.
   I’d just managed to get through the Christmas season, where I was gifted a number of intriguing reads. And I’ve still got several brand new books on my night table that I had picked up in the fall. My bedside itself is evidence of how out of control this habit has become with its two or three stacks of hardcover and paperbacks all stacked up and ready to read.
   Yet, there I was yesterday, at the Toronto Reference Library, flipping through racks of great deals on great literature in the used book sale corner.
   How could I resist the temptation?
   My hands were full, and then I spot this sign on the wall. I am indeed a bookaholic.
   I need the kind of help you can only find in a good book.

01/05/2023                                                                             j.g.l.

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