Screenless

By: Gabriela Yareliz First, I just want to say that I believe everyone should get a spring break. Now that we have that out of the way, I come to my thought on windows. The other day, I sat down to watch a chunk of a movie just before bed. I hadn’t showered yet, andContinue reading “Screenless”

Essential Strangers

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thoughts in the AM: There is a barista whose efficiency and chipper attitude brought sunshine to our days in the summer of 2020 (those were dark days, y’all. People had bubble wrapped their windows and duct taped their doors shut). It’s funny because at first, I thought this barista was a jerk,Continue reading “Essential Strangers”

Figuring It Out and the Talented Triplet

“The joy of writing. A chance to make things stay. A revenge of a mortal hand.” Wistawa Szymborska, “The Joy of Writing” [That quote has nothing to do with this post. I just liked it a lot. Sue me. (Not literally– but if you do, joke is on you).] By: Gabriela Yareliz Here we are,Continue reading “Figuring It Out and the Talented Triplet”

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”

Into the Pool

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I am sharing one of those anecdotes one simply does not forget from Born Standing Up, the bio by Steve Martin on his (brilliant) career in comedy. (I am a big fan). The book has a monochrome cover image with the title and his name in bright, sans serif yellow letters.Continue reading “Into the Pool”

Hearing Atoms

“Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall, let us trace the pattern, however disconnected and incoherent in appearance, which each sight or incident scores upon the consciousness. Let us not take it for granted that life exists more fully in what is commonly thoughtContinue reading “Hearing Atoms”

A Gift is Arriving

By: Gabriela Yareliz One can’t help but wonder where 2021 will take us. Many of us are still tracking 2020 packages and wondering where the time went, this holiday season. Time was a finicky thing, this year. I am always fascinated by the passage of time. When it feels fast; when it feels slow. TheContinue reading “A Gift is Arriving”

Being Human: Look Ugly in a Photograph

“The more you see the less you know The less you find out as you go I knew much more then than I do now” City of Blinding Lights, U2 By: Gabriela Yareliz GREAT EXPECTATIONS Expectations can be a funny thing. This week, I experienced this, first-hand. I was going to exchange letters with someoneContinue reading “Being Human: Look Ugly in a Photograph”

Being Human: Emotion In Our Veins

“What is most striking to me today about the diary I kept in the camp, seventy-five years ago, is what I left out.” Zuzana Justman By: Gabriela Yareliz WHAT IS LEFT UNSAID I was struck by a piece I read in The New Yorker, called My Terezin Diary, about a holocaust survivor, Zuzana Justman, lookingContinue reading “Being Human: Emotion In Our Veins”

Being Human: Being Art

“To create is to reflect the image of God. To create is an act of worship.” Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art By: Gabriela Yareliz I want us to talk about the way we show ourselves to the world. Recently at church, we were discussing how humansContinue reading “Being Human: Being Art”