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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April is Poetry Month
Posted on March 31, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

What remains to be seen, outside the letters, punctuation (or lack thereof), and emotion that spills out onto the page, is a reality to be experienced.
   The colours are there — even in a black and white medium of pencil or ink — should you choose to allow yourself to be swayed by another human’s representation of what life was like in the time it was written.
   In past or present tense, it makes up for common sense. Poetry is like life itself.
   Poetry keeps us alive and wondering, whether we know it or not.

April is Poetry Month
Feel it. See it. Live it.

03/31/2024                                                                                       j.g.l.

Posted on March 30, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It is National Pencil Day, an annual
event to honour one of history’s
greatest inventions.
Just think of all the things you can
do with a pencil. Your first complete
sentence was probably written with
a pencil. Yes, you may have learned
individual letters with a crayon,
but it was with a pencil that we all
practiced the art of basic written
How amazing is that!
A pencil is forgiving. It knows you
will make mistakes, and easily
accommodates. A pencil allows you
to make a mark, and to correct it
if you feel the need.
Write on.


to be shared
Posted on March 29, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

family customs
recipes passed on
one generation to the next
gifts from the past
to be shared
in the present

03/29/2024                                                                          j.g.l.