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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Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on July 31, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Commencement of an idea: a blank canvas.
    What you think and what you believe, at times, are on non-collinear planes.
    Separate thoughts.
    The concept is not clear, but there is a distinct vision. Time is required to sort out the polarities.
    I know I need colour, right now, to breakout of the homogeneous pattern of darkness I have settled into; a forced change might best state the obvious.
    An interruption at least, a new perspective at best. Figurative or metaphorical, abstract thought equals diversion.
    Random colours introduced, aware of the concept, but more or less tentative. Time is required, further consideration, to see what will dominate because, proportions aside, each colour is equal.
    The divergent nature of complimentary contrasts is not colorfast.
    My mood or mindset, over time, will sort out what goes where. Spontaneity has its place but has yet to show itself.
    It is a process as much as it is progress.
    No concern yet with accomplishment because, some days, simply picking up the paintbrush is as much an achievement as anything.
    Thinking is believing.

07/31/2023                                                                                                          j.g.l.

more than memorable
Posted on July 30, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It’s when we lose those who were not afraid to express themselves that we reflect on the nature and diversity of art, and we are a little better off knowing the artist did well what they could and left us with something more than memorable.

Rest in power.
Rest in peace.

Sinéad O’Connor
1966 – 2023

May she now find the peace
that often eluded her.

07/30/2023                                                                                            j.g.l.

things you possess
Posted on July 29, 2023 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It’s not what you have;
it’s what you have with you.
You may own several umbrellas,
but unless you have one handy
when it rains, none of them are
Your degree(s), that camera, the
skills you have developed over
the years, are things you possess,
but unless they are put to use
they do not serve your current
Some of us travel lightly through
this life, taking only what is
believed to be needed at the time.
Others are better prepared for
whatever they encounter.
Only you can decide to use what
you have, or use what you can.

©2018 j.g. lewis