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Pat Garcia
Germany
Being an American living in Europe is interesting. It was one of my dreams, and I am happy to be living it. I am a writer and singer from the heart and enjoy losing myself in my music or my writing. Living in Germany, I speak German fluently, am very good at writing and reading in the language. I am presently learning how to speak Italian, which is also helping me to recall the French language that I learned at the university. I am a voracious reader of books written in English, German, and Italian, regardless of whether the books are fiction or non fiction.
Interests: Reading, writing, singing, learning new technology, playing my piano, playing chess and running.
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Thank you. I figured that was what you were saying, but thanks for coming back and confirming it. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Chris. Yes, it is a sad tale at the beginning but hope and new life comes through at the end. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Then, let me congratulate you Far Away Eyes and say that I am so happy that you had the courage to walk out and begin building your bridge of hope. Thank you for sharing that very personal thought. It means a lot to me. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Dolorah. I am so pleased that my metaphorical bridges stood out in the story. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Denise. I am so pleased that the bridges wove throughout the story stood out. I struggled with this story. I wrestled with the words and images for about a month, not sure of where I was going, until I let the silent unseen protagonist, which is the unborn child, lead me through it. Because in effect, the story is all about what is happening in the womb of the woman. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Lee. It was a difficult story to write. As I wrote to Yolanda and Nilanjana Bose, I wrestled with this story. So many elements and ways to write it. I particularly struggled with the structure and my silent unseen protagonist, the unborn child, who I will write about some day after it is born and has reached maturity. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you so much for coming by and reading it. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Olga. All of the women who have left a situation under such circumstances will appreciate your rooting for them. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Laura. I too am happy with the way the story ends because i wrestled with this story as I was writing it. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank yolu, Deborah. I am happy that the impenetrable bridge was so apparent. Shalom aleichem, Pat
You're right Toi. It is a sad tale that is so common that we humans don't see it anymore. And yes, there are some women who do make it out. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Pat. I too am glad that she didn't bow. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Nilanjana Bose. I am relieved that the metaphorical bridges can across so well. I told Yolanda Renee that I wrestled with this story. In fact, I wrestled for about a month with bridges and my theme before I finally decided to take one element and work with it and then use the unborn child as the silent unseen protagonist. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Yolanda. This was a troubling write. I wrestled with myself in how to express the emotions of women who forsake fame and wealth, leaving them behind, to discover who they really are outside of their domineering partners. And of course, the unborn child speaks words that I may one day come back and write about from its perspective. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Bish. Yes, I believe three and a half years are enough too but for some women it takes longer. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Michae. So true. No one has the right to demand you give up your child. Unfortunately, it exists and many women don't have the courage or strength to step out of the situation. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you so much. I too wish that more women were able to reject the bridge of selfish callousness. Some, however, depending on how they were raised and their country of origin, have never learned how to. That is sad. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Susan. The unborn child gave the woman the courage to start building her bridge of hope. Who knows what would have happened if she had not been with child. Shalom aleichem, Pat
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“What’s twenty weeks in comparison to a lifetime with me?” He asked passing by the door that led out to the balcony on the way to his wardrobe. She had said nothing. He took it for granted she would do as he requested. After all, he needed her to devote herself to looking pretty, not pregnant. She had to charm, not look like a bloated whale. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Thinking It Over
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My Dear Samantha, Thank you. It has indeed been a long nine months, but when I look back over them, the nine months have turned into a short time. She was a beautiful person and what I so treasured about Moni was that she never gave up hope and she never stopped smiling. The evening of Mother's Day, I sat beside her bedside and read to her because she always liked for me to read to her. Then I prayed for her and told her that I loved her. I never thought that she would cross over to the other side at 6:30 the next morning. I see it as an honour from God that He allowed me to say goodbye as her journey was about to end. I was there until the last step and that is something I am extremely grateful for even though I am now working through my loss. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you my dear friend. She was a lovely young woman and we shared so many things in the last nine months of her life. But I am assured that she has it much better than we have because now she sees the truth and she knows what is behind the curtain. I miss her and I have to kick myself at the moment to keep going, but I know if I don't keep going she would be disappointed. She believed in me and read many of my stories and articles as one of my closes beta readers. Now every step forward that I make is a step toward the healing of my own loss and Moni would have wanted that. I love you, Liz. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, my dear Micki. It was a long nine months. We became sisters in every sense of the word and I never thought as I left her room on the evening of Mother's Day that that was the last time I would see her on earth. I loved her dearly and now I am dealing with a loss that heals with time as I move forward. Moni wanted that. She was a prayer warrior that not only prayed for my writing career but was an active beta reader that I dearly miss. Shalom aleichem, Pat
My Dear Gwynn, Slowly with time, I am getting a grip on myself. Thank you for your comment. Moni's faith was very impressive. She always had a smile and she never lost hope. I miss her but I know within my heart that she is happier than she could have ever dreamed, and I know I will see her again. Slalom aleichem, Pat
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What do you do when it seems hopeless? Do you rob a person of the hope of Glory? Partner and I said No. We knew who has the last word. Continue reading
Hello Everyone, I am posting this comment that was sent to me by email because DG Hudson could not post on the blog I have copied in her exact words. Re: your post for the WEP Challenge: Love and Peace Beautifully expressed using delicate creatures who add beauty of their own to our lives. Do we celebrate their spirit, no, we celebrate what they can do for us. Humans have a long way to go to even learn to respect the planet on which we live. Loved the poetry, loved the words Sherry Cox pen name: DG Hudson