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 . . .

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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there is still time

Posted on July 2, 2023 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

2023 has passed the halfway mark.
    What seemed so fresh and new not all that long ago now has the twists and turns, bumps and bruises, and unexpected shifts that come with daily wear and tear.
    Our 26th week arrives without the same optimism we had 25 weeks ago, and six months of those broken promises, dismal disappointments and inconsistent inactivity have filled the spaces between moments of brilliance and joy.
    Our intentions, now, may not have the shiny patina they did on those cool January mornings. Now is a good time to remind your self of all the plans you have not completed or, perhaps, even started.
    There is still time to tackle that laundry list of what ifs and must-dos. It is just July, and there is still not too much urgency. . . yet.
    We do have to remember that summer never lasts as long as we believe and soon we will wake to the crisp mornings of autumn. Before you know it, mass market retailers will be laying out the Halloween candy and cueing up Christmas music playlists.
    It happens all too quickly.
    What will you do about all that is undone?
    Remind yourself that it is not what you can get done in the time remaining, but more like: what can you do?

07/02/2023                                                                                                            j.g.l.

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