Serenity

“For several days after that meeting I wanted only to be in places where the lights were bright and no one counted days.” Joan Didion, “Getting Serenity,” 1968 The words above were written by Didion after she attended a Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) meeting. She said she hated the word “serenity” because she associated it withContinue reading “Serenity”

Reflections Before Bedtime #40

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz “Serenity is the immense sweetness of no longer expecting anything, just walking, just moving on.” Frédéric Gross, A Philosophy of Walking, 146. “The inescapable thing about walking is that once started, one is forced to arrive. There is no other way, one has to progress. And at the end of theContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #40”

The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields, Hudson Street

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of Manhattan’s loveliest places is tucked away at 487 Hudson St. I have spent many evenings at the Gardens at St. Luke; sometimes they are empty, sometimes they are full of children playing, while the mothers and nannies sit in a circle on the grass surrounded by strollers. The guardians occasionallyContinue reading “The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields, Hudson Street”

The Florida Lifestyle

By: Gabriela Yareliz Every state has a different vibe and stereotype, right? I haven’t fully discovered New York’s identity. I’ve discovered New York City’s identity, but not the state’s. I need to spend more time outside of the city. But Florida, I know Florida well. I stood many hours sweating at bus stops on UniversityContinue reading “The Florida Lifestyle”