Company

“Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have answers. Let me keep company always with those who say, ‘Look!’ and laugh in astonishment and bow their heads.” Mary Oliver, “Mysteries, Yes” We all want answers. It’s our human desire. This desire impacts how we communicate with one another. I have foundContinue reading “Company”

Radical

By: Gabriela Yareliz No one is born knowing. I like this saying. It reminds me to be patient with myself when I am facing new circumstances and learning to deal. Sometimes, I place an unbelievable amount of pressure on myself. This past week was an intense week of “learning to deal.” It was draining, emotional,Continue reading “Radical”

The Hours: August 20, 2016

The most random, memorable pieces of conversation from the day. Because sometimes, people say things that make you *double take*. – Gabriela Yareliz 8:39: “‘We overcome things, all sorts of things–including granola. She’s my bestie!’” (F sending me a quote from someone else) 8:55: “Where is this quote from? Cute.” (G) 8:56: “You, on AugustContinue reading “The Hours: August 20, 2016”

Like-minded People

By: Gabriela Yareliz May I just say that this weekend taught me an important lesson on the value and importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people. Thank you, brunch from hell. #lessonlearned Some people are just there, waiting to hack at you with a machete, or they want to take you with them on a spiral intoContinue reading “Like-minded People”

Something I am sure of

By: Gabriela Yareliz [For those of you who like my personal posts, you are in for a treat. (I guess that depends on if you actually really like them.)Here is today in a nutshell, and thank you for reading. I know I am not the president or anything, so, I appreciate you taking time toContinue reading “Something I am sure of”

It came upon the midnight clear

By: Gabriela Yareliz This may be a bit cryptic and philosophical, but I will share anyway. (And now worries, it has nothing to do with my fabulous law school.) I think everyone has something that tries to trap them. Something that has been a part of one’s plan or hope maybe one’s entire life; whetherContinue reading “It came upon the midnight clear”

/I saw your sky/

Excerpts from Poem, “A Soldier’s Prayer” Look God, I have never spoken to you But now I want to say, “How do you do?” You see, they had told me you didn’t exist And like a fool I believed all this Last night from a shell hole I saw your sky I figured right thenContinue reading “/I saw your sky/”

Hurricane Sandy hits and the days after

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello beautiful friends! My story begins with empty rooms and a lobby filled with students clutching their candles and flashlights. This is how we arrive to the scene: It has been such a long while. Well– not really; but kind of. It has been a crazy week to say the least. AfterContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy hits and the days after”

The Picture of Dorian Gray & Sensuality

By: Gabriela Gonzalez Why is it that things like pleasure, beauty and art end up leaving us empty and guilty? I found a fascinating book/play on the topic. It is a short play, a fictional conversation between Oscar Wilde, known for his if it feels good, do it philosophy; Blaise Pascal, the brilliant mathematician, andContinue reading “The Picture of Dorian Gray & Sensuality”