Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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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.

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Posted on June 4, 2023 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Inspiration is all around you.
   In life we chose mentors, idols and personalities that can help form, or influence, our personal trajectory.
   We often look up, knowing that is the true intended direction we wish to proceed. In doing so, we look past what may be some of the best influences available.
   In daily life, or in the workplace, we need to take a closer look at those people functioning on the same level we are. It may be the person across from you on the streetcar or sitting at the next desk.
   You may find the needed inspiration is much closer than you realize.

Chloe Brown is one of 102 candidates running in the upcoming by-election for Mayor of Toronto. She placed third in last fall’s race, a respectful finish from a political neophyte battling it out with a popular incumbent mayor running for a third term in office.
    Brown’s presence in the debates leading up to election day was noticeable as she expressed detailed platforms and presented policies that went past the promises and sloganeering proffered by other candidates. She won the hearts and votes of thousands of city residents (including mine).
    When the eventual winner of the election, John Tory, announced his resignation earlier this year after news of his inter-office extramarital affair with a staffer half his age, current and former city councilors began lining up to replace the fallen man.
    Brown is also running for the office again, bringing with her a platform that is so progressive it sets a new standard and raises the bar for municipal politics.
    Brown is tenacious, yet balanced, neither left not right: but not what you would call a centralist. She doesn’t have political party ties or a well-funded campaign machine behind her, but continues to present a platform with greater width and depth than any of her fellow contenders.
    She is an intelligent voice amidst the bullshit and bafflegab of the seasoned politicians. With genuine opinions and possibilities, Brown talks directly to the people and on a level, it seems, the front-runners aren’t able to even comprehend. Largely ignored in the daily mass media, Brown’s campaign is more grassroots in nature, but deserves to be heard.
    Brown offers well-researched solutions and a bold stance at a time when Toronto needs a mayor more than a mascot. She is a voice that needs to be listened to.
    Chloe Brown is an inspiration.
    Let’s hope, on June 26, that enough people are moved by a candidate that is at their level and has the potential to raise us up.

06/04/2023                                                                                           j.g.l.


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