Carried Home

By: Gabriela Yareliz Recently, my fiancé (yes– you read that right!) and I were driving back from a farm outside of the city. Taconic State Parkway, y’all. Unwillingly crawling our way back into Gotham City. It was late, and it’s a dark highway. The only thing illuminating those narrow, dark winding roads was the occasionalContinue reading “Carried Home”

A Letter to Louisiana

By: Gabriela Yareliz The waters will recede and return home. You’ll be home, too. The sunshine will peek out and warm the flaky paint skin on the old buildings. It will soak up the heavy rains like a mother cleaning up a wound. Its hot rays a bright Band-Aid. You’ll sit on your porch againContinue reading “A Letter to Louisiana”

Light Chaser

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato By: Gabriela Yareliz As you may have read, yesterday I had a fun field trip outing. What you did not read was that it was complete with me notContinue reading “Light Chaser”

Story

We are a part of each other’s stories. We belong to some stories more than others, but there is nothing more powerful than when you get to write your own story. Nothing more important than the role you play in your story. Make it a good one.

Reflections Before Bedtime #88

By: Gabriela Yareliz summer We will be the ones to run around in warm summer rain, until we are soaked and our chests are heaving from so much laughter. Our hair, stuck like wet yarn, on our faces and skin. Raindrops will run in paths paved by tears long ago. Sweet heat; and sweet healing.Continue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #88”

Reflections Before Bedtime #65

The most interesting kind of eyes are the outspoken ones. They have no choice but to be honest. I love the ones that can tell a whole story. The ones that can’t feign interest. The eyes that pretend to ignore but can’t. The ones that can hold a different conversation than the mouth. The eyesContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #65”

The Present

By: Gabriela Yareliz History books are filled with what’s important to us. Our victories, our battles, and everything in between. In the book, bad and good make it in. In it, we find things that hurt us; things that surprised us; things we couldn’t control; things we provoked. History books hold our story; half writtenContinue reading “The Present”

An Ode to Summer

By: Gabriela Yareliz SUMMER IN THE CITY [Inspired by: New York City] Despite my autumn fever, yesterday’s 68-degree morning, and leaving the house with a jacket today, it is still officially a tourist-crowded-sidewalk NYC summer. People’s addiction to ice cream does not seem to be waning. I am slightly traumatized from last winter, and IContinue reading “An Ode to Summer”

Take a Walk With Me: Through Greenwich Village

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of my favorite places to take a stroll, no matter what the season, is through Greenwich Village; truly one of the best places in NYC. I am honored and blessed to be a part of the neighborhood. I am into the old fashion simplicity and tree-lined streets. This neighborhood offers exactly that, complete with aContinue reading “Take a Walk With Me: Through Greenwich Village”