Thursday, November 25, 2010


We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  
~Thornton Wilder

8/11/2010 @6:00 am (sunrise)

 8/11/2010 @6:05 am (sunrise)

8/11/2010 @9:30 am 

 8/11/2010 sunset

 8/11/2010 sunset

8/11/2010 sunset reflection
8/11/2010 sunset  reflection

After so many years of hard work I finally managed to move to the home I always dreamt for.  This magic place is blessed every morning by a stunning sun rise over Rio de la Plata, while in the afternoon the blessing comes from another awesome sunset over the city. My magic kingdom is almost at the top of a building, so the views always take my breath away while filling my heart with warm gratitude and the sense of oneness.
Here I feel at peace with myself, I reconnect with my essence, feeling alive… part and parcel of the entire Universe. Past and future stop existing, the mind clears up; emotions rise and then settle down (just like the sun and the moon), and the only thing that matters is the magic jiffy where I’m still breathing and fully conscious. To me happiness is that magical tick where I just am… 

Looking at the sun and the moon, observing the sky and the river teaches me a lot about letting things be and go with the flow… that resisting to what it is takes me nowhere… because life is about change, transformation and awareness.

I’m thankful, and attempting to live in gratitude, free of expectations, open to receive and give.


Written for Magpie Tales – #42 - click the link to enjoy more wonderful contributions :)
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yes, I'm the one

Yes, I am the one
That messes up
Frequently misunderstood
Usually unpopular

A believer and a sinner
A seeker forever exploring
A permanent work in progress
An unwritten story
A trouble maker…
With unexpected tactics
Free, disobedient, astonishing

Yes, I am the one
Asking for nothing
Giving everything
In love with life
A bit bizarre
The crazy one

Yes, I am the one
So what!

© Gabriela Abalo

Poem submitted to One Shot Wednesday - click on the provided link to enjoy more wonderful poets! 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Eye reflections - Weekend reflections # 61

I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs
because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.
~Author Unknown

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
  ~Richard Avedon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Regaining harmony

I have run out of words
Here I am on my very own
Nothing to say
A lot to observe

Trying to make sense of the nonsense  
Struggling to locate the symmetry of the self
Promiscuous feelings confusing everything
Provocative thoughts tempting the heart
Pretentious blasphemies insulting the soul

Overwhelming ego’s cacophony
Forcing the slow brewing of mixed feelings
One big pot to mix them all
Quietly observing and appreciating what it is

Attentive to the Universe messages
Resisting the resistance to what it is
Making a conscious effort to go with the flow
Getting deep into the being
Silently conversing with the soul
Free of pretends and inflexible principles
At peace with what it is
Unconditionally loving the self 

© Gabriela Abalo

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Clumsy hands moving up and down
Haunted fingertips infinitely counting
For every pearl a tear dropped
For every tear a pearl counted

Memories attached
Feelings concealed
Plenty to reveal

Symbol of purity and renovation
A continuous prompt to be sincere
An urge to remain dignified
A push to keep searching for happiness

The perfect gift she has ever received
From the one she will always grieve

© Gabriela Abalo

Written for Magpie Tales – #40 and One Shot Wednesday

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 17

 Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, 
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
  ~John Muir

The most beautiful view is the one I share with you. 
~Author Unknown

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Stubborn as I am  
Obstinate as I may appear to be
Determined to just be
Inflexible to restrain

Rarely looking back
Unconcerned of tomorrow
Forever in the now

Mischievous with rules
Impishly laughing to the “I”
Adventurously defying the “am”
Daringly trying out

Frightening sometimes
Intimidating from time to time
Constantly changing
Eternally living
Perpetually reinventing the “I”  
Always embracing the “am”

© Gabriela Abalo

Poem submitted to One Shot Wednesday - click on the provided link to enjoy more wonderful poets!