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.

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

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We Wait

Posted on June 3, 2023 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Undetermined hesitancy,

well past procrastination, yet far less than wasting time.

Waiting is less a function and more of a state.

It is not stillness; for that to occur the mind must settle, not

impervious, but free to allow thoughts in. And out.

Then become silence.

We, then, are waiting, knowing time will tick on anyway.

If we can stop even for a moment, to simply breathe,

we can find perspective.

It is searching for something meaningful

from something meaningless.

We seek further meaning,

knowing our lives are deeper than our pockets.

We understand there is greater nutrition in a shared meal,

that Friday will arrive each week, and a bicycle and a car

each have a purpose.

We wait; believing home has nothing to do with boundaries.

For our past to catch up with our ever-present worry, for

today to be the gift we were told it would be,

the future must unfold as it should.

In searching for this equilibrium,

have we become stuck in the balance?

Our mind is occupied.


We know there are people, who miss us as we miss them,

and we wait in one space thinking that one person may find us.

Waiting may be a reminder

they are not coming.

As we wait, we attempt to determine if

our response is an action, or a reaction.

We know inaction.

© 2019 j.g. lewis





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