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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cloud songs
Posted on January 30, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

         Last week was long ago.
We may have celebrated small victories, 
given in to conspicuous cravings, or
   delighted in a slight break from
      plans and procedures 
          in favour of a lazy day. 
   Progress is not always 
   measured by great strides. 
      Sometimes even a step back is 
      necessary to remind you
      of what is ahead.
           Yesterday was all it was 
           so today can be what it is.

01/30/2024                                                                                        j.g.l.



Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on January 29, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Not everything is what it was or where it was, when you last paid attention.
   Places, people, predicaments altered by time and grace, take on new meanings as they grow older.
   A poem started long ago, misplaced in a wrinkled notebook, reads differently now or needs a little more thought. The page holds so many corrections. Perhaps there were reasons it was abandoned (besides utter carelessness or contempt).
   Even the moon looks different than it has before. It, like you, has changed. Like you, it prefers the darkness and does not always wish to be seen. Like that poem.
   The intentions of a month ago, or sooner, are different now. 
   Intentions are like that. The perspective of your reality will allow further thought when faced with an ever-changing environment. 
   Life is like that. Pay attention.

01/29/2024                                                                                    j.g.l.

Posted on January 28, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Truth be told.
Tell your truth.
Live your truths.

01/28/2024                                                                                               j.g.l.