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 . . .

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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cloud songs
Posted on June 30, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

         Days disappear
     like they have before,
even those we chose to ignore.

     Hour by hour, weeks into
 months, the present passes
     quicker than our dreams
of what we remember and
     what it means.

   Are the days ever longer
        than what they seem?


06/30/2023                                                                   j.g.l.


National Camera Day
Posted on June 29, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Today we celebrate the glorious camera and all it does to document life as we know it. Some of us chose to celebrate this fabulous invention every day.
   At one time a complicated instrument involving a complex blend of science and the technical application of such, the camera is now as common as a feature on your mobile phone.
   The camera, in and of itself, is an object or tool, a conduit for images and imagination; an extension of both the eye and the mind.
   A camera gives us art.
   Utilizing a delicate balance of light and time, there is no other art form as immediate as photography. In a fraction of a second, we are capable of capturing our landscape and loved ones, creating photographs and memories that can last forever.

06/29/2023                                                                                                j.g.l.

weights and measures
Posted on June 28, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Assign a weight to each issue you face, every problem you encounter and objectionable instance you endure in your day-to-day existence.

What is the unit of measurement you will choose for the negative vibes, uncaring attitudes, or ignorant comments you experience from others?

Size and substance are not immeasurable.

Mass and significance vary by classification, but practicality dictates the terms you use to identify volume: a mouthful of vitriol, handful of hatred, several ounces of misfortune, a gram or two of naïveté, dash of criticism, dollop of guilt, or pound of misdirected anger.

How many bags will you fill with harsh emotions, unsettled grievances, and undeserved opinions?

It is our nature to compartmentalize.

Where does it fit?

What is the weight on your shoulders?

Realize, before you step further into the day, that this is not yours to carry.

© 2023 j.g. lewis