Il faut oser!

By: Gabriela Yareliz We tend to tiptoe around things. If we don’t stomp or get all trippy, there’s less of a chance we will trip in our rubber sandals and smash our toes against the floor (true story). If we don’t wear the lipstick under the mask, we won’t get it all over our teeth,Continue reading “Il faut oser!”

Be True

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thérèse Desqueyroux. Does that name ring a bell? Thérèse Desqueyroux is François Mauriac’s most respected novel. It was turned into a film with the brilliant Audrey Tautou starring as Thérèse.  Indulge me. Spoiler and storyline breakdown (it was published in 1927– so if you haven’t read it by now— *eye roll*): It’sContinue reading “Be True”

D’Ormesson

“Jean Bruno Wladimir François de Paule Le Fèvre d’Ormesson was a French novelist. He was the author of forty books, the director of Le Figaro from 1974 to 1979, and the Dean of the Académie française.” D’Ormesson passed away December 5, 2017. I am actually currently reading one of his books, Dieu, les affaires etContinue reading “D’Ormesson”

Femme de dimanche: le 7 mai

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a gloomy day, not just because it’s French Election Day. The sky is dark. Issues with my (gas) stove and other matters have me stressed out. I will be fine. I sat down, and I asked myself why I felt that tightness in my chest. I swear it all begins when I,Continue reading “Femme de dimanche: le 7 mai”

In Other Words

“…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”

This Month’s Picks: August 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz This month took forever. I have been drafting this post for so long, I was surprised to see some of my “picks” (it feels like I found them ages ago). August is one of those get-up-to-speed months. A month of warmth and cooling temperatures. One of the last green months. A month of deadlines. A monthContinue reading “This Month’s Picks: August 2014”

Immigration: France to Offer Asylum

  Way to go France! The great republic is opening its doors to Iraqi Christians who are being persecuted. This is a proud moment for the nation. It echoes what Sweden did with Syrian refugees. To read the article: English | French “Ask the travelled inhabitant of any nation, in what country on earth would youContinue reading “Immigration: France to Offer Asylum”

From Madame Figaro

By: Gabriela Yareliz I read an article that was all about restoring our body and skin and detoxing. It speaks of the dangers of some fad diets and fasting, but the benefits of some simpler purer diets and a more controlled and safe fasting. Here is an excerpt (the heading is linked to the article): LesContinue reading “From Madame Figaro”