Sunday Girl: October 30, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was going up the stairs, after getting off of a train. There were so many people, it felt like the people were pushing me up the stairs. I couldn’t see where I was going, and I felt slightly uncertain about whether my foot was going on the next step up. LifeContinue reading “Sunday Girl: October 30, 2016”

Turtlenecks, Snow Globes, and Other Sources of Magic

By: Gabriela Yareliz The bridge is glittering outside. The city is falling asleep. I closed my window and watered my plants. And here is some randomness for the night. [Amal Clooney, Yahoo! News] Turtlenecks  Turtlenecks. I grew up wearing them. My whole family wore them during my childhood in Michigan. Mine came in every color andContinue reading “Turtlenecks, Snow Globes, and Other Sources of Magic”

Sunday Girl: October 23, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Friday came to a close as I sat down to eat a stale piece of leftover pizza after making my apartment look like Monica Geller had come to visit. As I chewed on the pizza, I perused an article about the shelf life of pizza in a refrigerator, on BuzzFeed. Halfway throughContinue reading “Sunday Girl: October 23, 2016”

The Mystery of Suffering

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have begun studying the book of Job, with the worldwide church. According to Jewish scholars, there are some things that we can take away from the book of Job: 1. The fact that a person suffers does not mean that he or she has done anything to deserve the suffering. ThinkingContinue reading “The Mystery of Suffering”

Reflections Before Bedtime #90

By: Gabriela Yareliz We walked from the West Side to the East. We walked through that Central Park tunnel; you held the umbrella and all the bags. You shielded me from the chilled showers. A bus came, and we were almost bathed by the NYC puddle filth. When we saw the bus; the water; theContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #90”

Sunday Girl: October 9, 2016

[From the Dillon-Panther Tumblr] By: Gabriela Yareliz It was one of those lazy Sundays. It was raining since early morning, and it rained throughout the day. Everything was grey, up until the sunset. Then, the sky turned blue and yellow.  I ate pumpkin pancakes and potatoes, and then crawled back into bed. I did allContinue reading “Sunday Girl: October 9, 2016”

Wednesday Glee: From Christine Caine

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19) By: Christine Caine “It’s amazing to me how many people can get stuck in a moment of their past. Now, it could have been a good momentContinue reading “Wednesday Glee: From Christine Caine”

Per Dimenticare

[Per Dimenticare= Italian for: [In Order] to Forget You] By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been a happy set of months, where I have been watching friends’ wedding videos, attending weddings and finding out about new life chapters beginning. It has filled me with so much happiness for those friends; those I love so much. In theContinue reading “Per Dimenticare”

In Other Words

“…avevo bisogno di una lingua differente: una lingua che fosse un luogo di affetto e di riflessione.” —ANTONIO TABUCCHI [Jhumpa Lahiri as featured in the Wall Street Journal] By: Gabriela Yareliz I finished Jhumpa Lahiri’s book, In Other Words. She brought many interesting things to mind. She filled me with the nostalgia of what it’sContinue reading “In Other Words”