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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More Meaning
Posted on June 24, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

                  Awoken by thoughts

          or a voice shouting on the street below



     3 a.m. or later

              window open    comfortably cool

this June rain makes more of an impression

   in isolation

                              silence challenges

both history and the future

our daily lives and routines

 only a reminder

                  humans need humans

         Craving physical contact

we all need   friendship    security

compassion  and  hope

 We need more meaning on

        how we really spend our lives

The indisputable truth:

        All of us have sinned

Now we realize everyone needs


                   crisis or chaos

                 we are denied

                               guilt will find a place to rest

                           how do you sleep at night?

© 2020 j.g. lewis

Friday jazz
Posted on June 23, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

       Where the sounds are
as steady as it goes,
     music as it is, and
                it is worthy.
   The players matter
   less than the playing,
   trio or quartet, known
        only to those
          who know them.
   Unfamiliar to a
stranger’s ear, standards
sound better than ever,
from what you
   The environment or
   venue is important,
     especially on a Friday
   night for music
as worthy as it is.
       Jazz matters.
   Listen. Cover charge
   and the price of beer,
         worth every note.

© 2023 j.g. lewis

Posted on June 22, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

06/22/2023                                                                                                       j.g.l.