January: A Full Menu

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we have an assortment of thoughts from this month. Here’s the full menu. Appetizer: Le Weefee (“WiFi”) I joined the 21st century this year and started off the year with wifi. I didn’t have wifi during my previous 5-6 years in this apartment. I subsisted off of my phone’s handy hotspot.Continue reading “January: A Full Menu”

Decade in Review 2009-2019: Being Gabriela

By: Gabriela Yareliz I thought it would be fun to briefly take a short walk through this past decade to highlight some memories that helped make me, me. I started this blog at the Marston Science Library at the University of Florida. I was probably wearing corduroy pants and a shirt someone passed down toContinue reading “Decade in Review 2009-2019: Being Gabriela”

Rompiendo Silencio [Breaking Silence]

En el cansancio me encuentro. Cada transición acompañada de silencio. La carretera está abierta y es larga. Se que emprenderé camino, mirando el sol y las estrellas que van marcando la ruta. Este camino no es para los cobardes ni los que temen exponerse. Se trata de quitarse los zapatos, la camisa y todas lasContinue reading “Rompiendo Silencio [Breaking Silence]”

Reflections Before Bedtime #55

By: Gabriela Yareliz I don’t want to be the option you are afraid of– I want you to see my love and be sure. I’m standing here without my gown; I’m Cinderella after midnight. I hope you will realize I’m the one who danced with you all night. I hope you decide to find me.Continue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #55”

Tuesday Badinage: December 15, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz What a week. So far, it has been like a page ripped out of Dante’s “Inferno.” I am still waiting for the Divine Comedy element. Kidding. Here is some inspiration for those of you feeling just as dizzy about this week:        “The heights by great men reached and kept wereContinue reading “Tuesday Badinage: December 15, 2015”

Reflections Before Bedtime #50

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, our thoughts get tangled like string, and the spool keeps running until it finds a wall that stops it. What if it finds a staircase that allows it to completely unravel? Sometimes, our hearts swell. And we aren’t sure if it got bruised or if it fell. Or perhaps, it simplyContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #50”

Happy Week: November 8, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz A new week begins, again.The pharmacy looks like a Christmas wonderland. I was walking through Little Italy, and there are already ‘Merry Christmas’ light banners shimmering in the night above the streets. Still no sign of eggnog, anywhere. This is frustrating, but anyway… This weekend was a good weekend. I saw oldContinue reading “Happy Week: November 8, 2015”

Chasers of the Light

Poem from Chasers of the Light: poems from the typewriter series by Tyler Knott Gregson. I count the syllables of your laughter and wait for the line breaks of your long deep breaths.  I may be a writer but you are a poem and you spill out like ink onto the paper of our days.Continue reading “Chasers of the Light”

Soul Structure

By: Gabriela Yareliz I live in a wilderness that is quietly loud. And while I may not rest here forever, I carry the wild to my every endeavor. It’s simplicity mixed with what is natural; mixed with extravagant colors and memorable fragrances. It’s peace, mixed with hope and belief. It’s miles and miles of freedomContinue reading “Soul Structure”