“Sometimes, the greatest safety can be found in taking the right risk. Whether it be an individual, a community or a country, when faced with tragedy or fearful uncertainty, we either become bigger and enter life more fully, or else we accept a diminished life and resign ourselves to a smaller way of being.” MichaelContinue reading “What a Revolutionary Is Made Of”
By: Gabriela Yareliz We don’t always have things figured out before we start. Sometimes, all we have is a question. Beth Kempton talks about this in her summer writing course. I get that, and yet, we often foolishly want to have things figured out, a map charted, a path paved. We like neat little thingsContinue reading “Round with Mystery”
Someone today asked for advice— mine is: Always take the risk. Always. Even if it doesn’t seem to work out. Rest assured you have just moved closer to what will work.
“…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”
“We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” C.S. Lewis By: Gabriela Yareliz I believe in God; innocence; being noble; the magic of providence; the small; the glow of nature; simplicity; the kiss of sunshine; honour; friendship; honesty; kindness; hope; friendly critters; joy; walking through rain; maps; spring; rooms fullContinue reading “Believe”
“Because that’s what people do, they leap, and hope to God they can fly.” Hitch
By: Gabriela Yareliz Allow me to build my thesis: There are things that are very important to people when they are looking for a partner. We’ll call them the “nonnegotiable.” Weirdly, some can be amended by a persons choice to change or change of opinion; others are what they are. For example, I know people whoContinue reading “The Lottery of Love?”