The Slap Heard Around the World

By: Gabriela Yareliz #GifleMacron is trending. It was the slap heard around the world. My jaw almost hit the floor, last night, when I saw the video of the French President being slapped on his tour to “take the pulse” of the nation before next year’s presidential election. Mission accomplished? Twitter in on fire withContinue reading “The Slap Heard Around the World”

Live from the Deli

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am writing from a local bagel shop/deli one block over that is open 24 hrs. Weirdly, I find myself hoping that the 24-hr. promise means the food is excellent. (No correlation). I ordered breakfast for dinner. Breakfast is truly my favorite meal (this is why Jerry Seinfeld and I would bondContinue reading “Live from the Deli”

Words

By: Gabriela Yareliz I visited a magical bookstore today. Every book inside was either old and familiar from past readings, like that one version of the Odyssey I read before freshman year, or unknown and new books to the eye and mind. On the walls were old cartoons, old covers with dedications and little handwrittenContinue reading “Words”

Sunday Girl: May 30, 2021

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am cleaning up the hundreds of drafts I have in archive here. I found some gems. Quotes “If you take the long view, you realize it was a speed bump, not a dead end. What life teaches us over time is that if you wait long enough, lots of things thatContinue reading “Sunday Girl: May 30, 2021”

After the Wall Fell

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I was reading the story of Rahab. It’s funny because we are all familiar with the story. Israel sends spies to Jericho to strategize how they can take the city and conquer it. Rahab’s home is in the very wall of Jericho. (Joshua 2:15) She is a prostitute who hides theContinue reading “After the Wall Fell”

Raising a Flag

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was organizing my clothes and handbags, you know, for optimal use and accessibility. I am a nerd like that. Decided to store some sweaters I have had on rotation since 2020, to make room for some lesser worn items. New decade, new rituals. As I was putting my electric heating patchContinue reading “Raising a Flag”

Thoughts on Journaling

By: Gabriela Yareliz Some days ago, my boyfriend and I were walking, and we made a pit stop at my apartment. I needed to relieve my tiny bladder, and we were hungry and ready for a meal. I remember I went and used the bathroom, and when I came out, I saw my journal, whereContinue reading “Thoughts on Journaling”

Necessary Rage

“Forgiveness to me is not me forgiving you. I don’t have any godly power. Forgiveness is a gift that I give myself because if I would live in hatred today, I would still be a prisoner, and we are the prisoners of our own mind. The concentration camp is in your own mind, and theContinue reading “Necessary Rage”

The Gwen Stefani Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am so overwhelmed with gratitude to everyone who followed and loved our Gwen Stefani/No Doubt music series where we looked at lyrics and life together. As requested, I am putting all the post links in one spot for easy finding and reading. Keep the tabs open; keep your hearts open. xxContinue reading “The Gwen Stefani Series”