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Gabriela publishes new essays, poetry, independent research and blog posts on her Substack 'Under a Fig Tree.'


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"That night, my imagination was, in a certain sense, baptized."
 ― C. S. Lewis 

"...for beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are still just able to bear. "
 ― Rainer Maria Rilke 

"I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a thousand silent ways. "
 ― Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi 

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
 ― Anais Nin 

“The most important war is the war against the Imagination.”
 ― Diane di Prima 

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