The Metaphysics of My Writings by Gabriela Marie Milton #prose #poetry collection

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The Metaphysics of My Writings

I discover myself in my own writings. I dwell in the beliefs stored in my subconscious when I was a child, and in all experiences that followed.

Yet, my work is neither that of a psychologist nor that of an epistemologist. Beyond psychology and epistemology, I try to establish a metaphysics of love.  That may make some think of Thomas Aquinas, but that is not what I am talking about.  I do not want β€œto explore the ontological structure of the human person.” My work is not about how I experience love.  It is about how I allow love to experience me. That is the very definition of my work.

Passions was a work of the heart. So is Woman: Splendor and Sorrow. Yet, Woman has more dimensions to it. Some pieces are constructed via reconciliation between rationalism and some of its rival thoughts: idealism, and/or surrealism. It depends on the matter at hand.

I like Woman because in it I do not only allow love to experience me. I also give permission to feminism, and to other societal concerns to explore me.

From Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :

The day I understood I can win, I stepped into hell.
That day was the day I lost my innocence and with that the paradise.

Oh, femininity! You are the goddess of vines, the mother earth, the chalice, the blood, the fertility of the womb. I mull over these desperate efforts to equalize the feminine with the masculine. There is nothing in these symbols that points to the intellect of a woman.

Early morning. I was in elementary school. A basic arithmetic problem was on the blackboard. The teacher asked M. to solve it. He did not know how. I was shocked. That day my entire life changed.

Late afternoon. Home.  After much deliberation Mama asked: Gabriela, again, do you believe that everyone understands everything that you understand, and everyone can do what you can? Do you believe we all think the same?

Highly distraught, I answered:

Yes.  Everyone can do what I can, and we all understand the world in the same way. Something wrong happened to M.

Papa was stunned. I could not grasp why. I was trying to make my parents understand a simple truth:  we all feel and think the same. They did not want to listen. What was wrong with everyone?

That night in my bedroom I started questioning everything.

These days questioning is my second nature. My first does not exist anymore. Life experienced me.  

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104 thoughts on “The Metaphysics of My Writings by Gabriela Marie Milton #prose #poetry collection

      1. I was afraid the weather was bad. Let’s hope it will get better so you can enjoy a bit. Love to everyone.
        xoxo

      2. Yes, I saw the images. Some of my friends checked themselves as “safe.” The climate is changing rapidly. I just wish you would have a bit a sun. It may cheer you up hon.

    1. Hi Ingrid. Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed it.
      Sending love.

      1. I am so glad to hear you are ok. Lots of blessings sweetheart πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

      2. πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

    1. Hi my dearest Punam, I am so glad you liked that line. Thank you for that and thank you for reading hon. Have a beautiful week ahead.

  1. A gorgeous post, and the expert of your piece from Woman is stunning. I adore your prose on the interrogation of symbols that we, as human beings, conceptualize and then internalize, and then….question, and I can read in your words vigorous questioning, which I love. I love to question….is beautiful, Gabriela. ❀ xoxo

    1. Aw, Jeff, thank you so much for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed the piece. Your beautiful words touched my heart. If you look on my site the paragraph “From Woman: Splendor and Sorrow” is aligned right. That should indicate that the above excepts are from Woman.
      It is something wrong with the way the formatting appears in the reader. There is a malfunction between the WP site and the reader which is a separate piece of software. Integrated, of course, but still. To make it more clear I am going to move “From Woman: Splendor and Sorrow” above the italicized paragraphs.

      Jeff, your beautiful comment is not only beautiful but it is very useful too. Thank you so much. Enjoy the rest of your day. Much love to you.
      xoxo

      1. Ah, I am pleased to know that the comment was helpful, and that you also found it beautiful means the world to me. How lovely and beautiful human connection is. I appreciate you, Gabriela. Love received, thank you. πŸ₯° Sending much love back to you, my dear friend. xoxoxo

      2. Thank you so much Jeff. I appreciate you too.
        xoxoxo…

  2. What an amazing piece Button.

    “Oh, femininity! You are the goddess of vines, the mother earth, the chalice, the blood, the fertility of the womb. I mull over these desperate efforts to equalize the feminine with the masculine. There is nothing in these symbols that points to the intellect of a woman.”

    Thank you for sharing some words from your new book. It is so interesting to me the profound effect our parents and everything they say can have on us.

    Life is indeed experiencing you through your amazing work. Thank you for sharing a taste of the beauty of your next book. Love Honeybun xoxoxo

    1. Oh, honeybun, you made me blush. Thank you for your exquisite words and your support. I value both. With your words the afternoon is beautiful.
      Sending you love and blessings.
      xoxoxo
      G (button)

      1. My pleasure Beautiful Button. Every time you give us a peek at what we will be able to see in the new book I get so excited. The fact that it is about life experiencing you instead of the other way around is what makes your beautiful work so unique.
        Sending love and blessings back and thank you for yours.
        Xoxoxo
        Honeybun

      2. Thank you again hon. Huge hugs to you.
        Have a magical evening.
        xoxoxo…

    1. Oh, my dear friend. “It does resonates with me.” I am so glad to hear that.
      “Dear Gabriela, you are the best” No, I am not. You are the best.
      xoxoxo…

  3. Gabriela, I cannot tell how how lush, how powerful, and how moving the excerpt of your work is with this story of experience alongside it! Lovely.

    1. Jaya, I am humbled by your words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Have a wonderful evening.
      Sending love
      xoxo

  4. I try to establish a metaphysics of love.
    These days questioning is my second nature. My first does not exist anymore. Life experienced me.
    These are such amazing lines to me. Your writing is so powerful beautiful!!!

    1. Your comment left me breathless. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. They mean a lot to me.
      xoxo

  5. Wow, wow, wow! “…I allow love to experience me.” ❀❀
    The last three lines made me swoon. Just too mesmerizingπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ¦‹
    xoxoxo

    1. Ishita, my dearest, you are a sweetheart. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I hope you are well sweetheart.
      xoxoxo

      1. I am glad to hear you are well. I am ok too. Thank you for asking hon ❀️πŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈπŸ₯°πŸŒΉ

  6. This was such a window into who you are, your writing what you became through writing and what amazing parents you had as teachers to ask you questions so you could delve into your own soul and discover truths and pearls of wisdom.
    Thanks for sharing that Dear Gabriella.. it’s an honor to support your work!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. Cindy, thank you so much for your beautiful words. You brought tears to my eyes.
      ” it’s an honor to support your work!” It’s an honor to support yours too. Your talent and your goodness shine. Thank you for being you my amazing friend.
      Have a beautiful evening
      xoxo

      1. You’re so welcome Gabriella, it’s true and I’m truly glad it touched you. It means a lot that you find my work honorable of your time… thank you so very much. It’s an honor to be your friend…. you’re most welcome.. hugs and love πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

      2. Oh, Cindy, it’s n honor to be your friend too.
        Lots of love to you too.
        xoxo

  7. Gabriela, your writing and reflection about your writing and growth as a questioning woman are brilliant. A delightful read, both times. 😊 This post is an exciting buildup to your book release. Can’t wait to read it from cover to cover.

    1. Michele, you took my breath away. Thank you for your beautiful comment. I am humbled beyond words.
      “Can’t wait to read it from cover to cover.” I can’t stop reading your comment over and over. What else can I say? Again and again thank you from the bottom of my heart. You made my afternoon.
      xoxo

  8. “It is about how I allow love to experience me” – not just profound but a striking truth how your work affects your readers, to explore our own questions about life and being. Gabriela, you have this fountain in you, never let it stop flowing.

    1. Oh, Gina, thank you so much for being here and for supporting me. Thank you for your wonderful words. They mean a lot to me.
      “you have this fountain in you, never let it stop flowing.” I’ll try not to Gina. But so do you Gina, so do you.
      I hope everything is well.
      Sending love
      xoxoxo

  9. “It is about how I allow love to experience me.” I love that description of your work, and the expanded one that informed your new work. What an interesting experience you shared about the change in your understanding of the world. Fascinating, Gabriela. <3

    1. Hi Diana, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I am humbled you fond that experience fascinating. I truly am.
      Thank you once again. I hope you have a wonderful afternoon.
      Big Hugs
      xoxo

  10. The excerpt from your piece….the new book…Woman…wow….a great sharing….powerful….you’re crazy talented, Gabriela….much love ❀️ ✨ πŸ€—

    1. Navin, thank you so much for the comment and for the praise. I am grateful to you beyond words. I did not visit with you lately. I deeply apologize. I miss your beautiful poetry. i will visit soon.
      Much love to you too.

      1. You’re welcome dear Gabriela….no need to apologize at all….it’s never late….you visit when you visit ❀️✨

      2. Thank you so much for your understanding Navin. Big hugs to you πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈ

  11. Oh Gabriela, you really lit up the light bulb in my sleepy head tonight…” My work is not about how I experience love. It is about how I allow love to experience me. That is the very definition of my work. I see that is totally true…and how beautifully you put it…how easily(or maybe not) you could actually see that. All I know is your feminism, your rationalism, surrealism, have the most beautiful blending effect..seamless andall the reader knows or realizes , is that she was knocked off her chair, with what you have to say and how you say it.. You are so unique my dear poetic friend. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒΉπŸ™πŸŒŸ

    1. Karima, my dearest friend, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the praise. I do not know what to say. I stare at your words like a little kid at a basket of chocolate wondering if it belongs to me or not.
      Thank you sooooo much.
      You are such a talent friend and such a wonderful supporter.
      I hope everything is well with you hon.
      Sending you love
      xoxo

      1. Awww thank you my beautiful soul .. everything is very good, alhamdulillah, and I am eternally grateful for knowing you!β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ’πŸ™

      2. Glad to hear. Me too hon πŸ™πŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈ

    1. Dishita, my dear, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a gem.
      xoxo

  12. “Its about how I allow love to experience me” this hit hard and while I was yet recovering from this, “Life experienced me” this came. And I m in awe.
    So you are a defaulter for having hung me in the state of utter awesomeness. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

    1. Aw.. what a incredible comment. It took my breath away. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending you a hug and a rose πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

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