Hope Against Hope

“Does the acorn dream of the oak? And if it doesn’t, from where is the whisper of spring?” Sophie Ward (From The Love River) By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a quiet morning, with the exception of the gurgling of the radiator and my screaming neighbors (they are positively unwell or just typical New Yorkers). We goContinue reading “Hope Against Hope”

The Conservatory Garden

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of Central Park’s hidden gems: The Conservatory Garden. I don’t even know how I discovered it, but when I saw the photo, I knew I needed to go and see it for myself. The trek up to this area of the park which is kind of parallel to East Harlem wasContinue reading “The Conservatory Garden”

Camp Meeting

By: Gabriela Yareliz Camp meeting (n): An event at which churches from a certain area get together, usually once a year, for a spiritual retreat and fellowship. The concept and practice originated in England and Scotland. Camp meeting is always a fun time of the year. It always has been. I have good memories ofContinue reading “Camp Meeting”

West Village Girl; living in her Greenwich Village world

THIS POST HAS A SOUNDTRACK. (I know it can be annoying to press play, and then scroll back up to stop the song when it’s time for the next one, but indulge me). 1] Do me a favor and click play on this, so it plays while you read: By: Gabriela Yareliz Welcome to NewContinue reading “West Village Girl; living in her Greenwich Village world”

Walk with me through Central Park

By: Gabriela Yareliz First things first, the quality of the photos is not the best. They came from my phone. Later, I will post some better ones I took with my camera, but my camera decided to pass out mid-walk, hence the phone photos. But it will give you an idea of the beautiful autumnContinue reading “Walk with me through Central Park”

The best and worst of 2012

By: Gabriela Yareliz The following list was compiled from notebooks where I did my articles, class journals, news outlets, etc. 2012 was great, 2013 will be just as wonderful I hope. Like every year, it had its ups and downs. The Best of 2012 Cricket: In January of 2012, I walked onto the field byContinue reading “The best and worst of 2012”

New York: Central Park

By: Gabriela Yareliz Yesterday was an incredible day. The weather was perfect, and so after church we went out to explore Central Park. They joined me in my quest for the Bow Bridge. 🙂 It was a day full of some of my favorite things: Park, trees, nature, bridge, couples, friends, the Bible, a castle andContinue reading “New York: Central Park”


By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been an amazing day so far and it’s only 9:51 a.m. Yup. It started out with me getting an extra hour of sleep after my exam filled day yesterday. I pulled out my new make up palette and had some fun with some new eyeshadows while listening to Kidd Kraddick. WhileContinue reading “Blessings”