Reflections Before Bedtime #51

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Delilah just played “This Gift” by 98 Degrees. Nick Lachey greatness. I have realized that the more I live, the less I understand about how some things in life turn out.


[Speaking of understanding, does anyone understand this album cover?]

Some questions include:

Why does it sound like only older white people call in to Delilah (the radio show)? *random thought*

Why do some people develop food allergies and others don’t?

Why do I always end up at concerts and events with people thrice my age?

Why are there always random typos in these posts after my eyes glaze over from editing?

Why does rusty water come out of the shower in NYC? Is this some kind of cheap spray tan I am supposed to appreciate?

Why is there no recipe for the most important things in life, like love?

Why do we specialize in self-sabotage?

When will this Beach Boys Christmas song end?

Why did I love Notting Hill, the Julia Roberts film, as a child? Was this a sign of weirder things to come?

Why does that Seal song always get stuck in my head?

You get the idea…

It has been a time of much reflection. Some good friends of mine just got married; another good friend just had a baby; and a childhood friend has made me her maid of honor (and I am afraid Patrick Dempsey can’t rescue me from this one).


When you get older, you sit back and watch how so many things you imagined actually pan out in reality. I am telling you, I am so surprised. I feel like nothing has turned out as I thought or imagined. And yet, many things often end up being pretty fantastic despite being unpredictable.

I have been in a literature kind of mood. Summoning my Cambridge days.

“Always resignation and acceptance. Always prudence and honour and duty. Elinor, where is your heart?” Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

According to Girl Meets New Years, love and life require sense and sensibility. Tough balance.

Cory Matthews said, “We grow before we even know what growth means. We just know, ‘I see things differently now.’ And finally, we feel.”

Life. We are always growing. The best part is we can be different from who we were yesterday. We can be better.

By no means will we ever understand everything. Maybe it’s better that way.

Whatever the case, we must be wise while allowing ourselves to feel. Feeling–it’s what makes us human.

It’s all about sense and sensibility.

*Michael Bublé just came on the radio! (Dreamy face). I know he is singing about Jesus, but this man’s voice can melt a glacier. #globalwarmingisreal*


Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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