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
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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this country
Posted on July 1, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Unity, or
diversity,
does not mean
conformity.
Each of us owns
hopes
and dreams;
they belong to us
individually, just as
we all belong
to this country.
Our views are
different,
but this country
is the
common bond.
Celebrate
where we are
and
who we are.
Accept
the differences
in yourself
and others.
We all share
the same sky.
Happy Canada Day.

j.g.l.

 

Try To Remember
Posted on June 28, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It is too easy to get caught up in pushing through physical pain and trying to get to the point where you are feeling more like you. Often we become so concerned about the body that the mind, or spirit, is neglected.
   One part of you cannot be healed without the other.
   You need that balance.
   Maintaining equilibrium can be difficult when part of you is off. Mental health is health and needs to be nurtured as much as your body. When your spirit is low it feels more like you’ve got no place to go, no matter how hard you try to remember.

06/28/2022                                                                                 j.g.l.

Bearing Witness
Posted on June 26, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

I was fortunate over the past week, blessed even, to take in the stunning contemporary exhibition of art and artifacts currently on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
   The exhibition — a collection of collections — celebrates the art of everyday life in the moment, at the time, as it was; and the way it was.
   More than nostalgic, I AM HERE pulls at the memories of certain styles and trends, movements and moments.
   On display are lists, photographs, home movies, illustrations and paintings, sound and sights and everyday stuff culturally relevant to a history that makes us aware of whom we are now. You are not just viewing art; you are bearing witness.
   I AM HERE, a pandemic project by the AGO, is an exhibition that gets you thinking, feeling, and remembering. I’ve been twice, already, and will go back again (and again).

06/26/2022                                                                                        j.g.l.