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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good intentions
Posted on June 14, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

I am going to yoga later this morning. At least, that is my intention.

   It’s almost 6 a.m., and a mat that hasn’t seen much activity in quite a while is waiting beside my packsack. It has been years, really, since I have stepped into a class. I’ve been feeling, lately, like it is time to do what I used to do regularly.

   Almost a decade ago, yoga was a true constant in my life. It was a practice that, for all intents and purposes, consumed me physically, mentally, and spiritually.

   Today, I’m trying to get that feeling back.

   I have very few expectations.

   My balance is not what it once was, I am often stiff and struggling, and I’m feeling the need to give this body the stretching it needs. My birthday a few days ago reminded me I am not getting any younger.

   So, I’m off to yoga in a few hours and I am doing so with good intentions.


06/14/2024                                                                                          j.g.l.

cloud songs
Posted on June 13, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

This day will pass, though 

scattered thoughts will remain, as 

we question or consider 

           our joys and pain. 

   We never know, but always care, 

about reasons and results that 

do not seem fair. 

   It is our way; it is this life;

is this how we survive on the edge 

of a knife? 

   Sharper than we give ourselves 

credit for as we seldom take tally 

or measure the score in 

this game of life that we all play, 

             not just now but any day.


06/13/2024                                                                                            j.g.l. 

life is good
Posted on June 12, 2024 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

I have never been this age before; that itself a reason for celebration

or concern. I suppose it depends on how you look at past days and years 

and the many more to come. My mindset matters with all considerations

of what is going on nowadays with others as much as myself. Life is good.


Years ago, and I can’t specifically recall how many they were or how 

many times, I wondered what it would be like when I was older.

I am now, but perhaps not as old as I thought, or as I expected, or

what I was thinking. What is old? What should it feel like? Why?


In a decade or so will I consider old to be what I am, or what I was?

What am if I do not question what I am, if not where I am, in the

grand scheme of life? It’s the way it should be, naturally or curiously,

as we question life and how we should be living. Shouldn’t we?


© 2024 j.g. lewis