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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the way we should
Posted on May 31, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Public living. Sharing 

a sidewalk. Liminal space, 

we pass by

strangers mostly.

Courtesy over conflict,

we move in 

different directions.

In neighbourhoods we

sense community and feel

a difference in how we live

or the way we should.

An invitation to explore

greater concepts of belonging

while figuring out 

populations and people, 

and more about ourselves.


05/31/2024                                                                                      j.g.l.

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

Beyond Congenialities
Posted on May 29, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Emotions are the same in any language, yet

there will be incidents where you don’t understand.

     Not for lack of trying.

Life lessons — if not history — have taught us nothing.

Humanity’s polarity persists past present boundaries 

to points unknown, even unconsidered, even now.

Daily news, political views usurp common sense as

deterioration of human rights remain a plight 

upon our soul’s landscape.

     Where is dignity of diversity?

     Why can’t we live together?

We can hypothesize, empathize, rationalize, or sympathise;

it takes an effort greater than what we exert.

Distractions hinder; not as much as they hurt.

This division by bloodline, gender, orientation, social status, 

or nation is oft considered more a division 

than what it needs to be.

     We must try harder. 

     It is far more than you and me

Humility takes effort. Our attempts seem so unfulfilled,

detractions day-by-day of what we value most.

See the signs, be aware, we will only find resolution if 

we dare to step beyond congenialities.

Each sole survivor in this human race will only survive

tests of time if we flavour our thoughts with grace and

understanding. A common mind.

     Apathy has no place.

We must learn to love one another before we run out of time.


© 2024 j.g. lewis