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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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Crawling out, Tirzah forgot about the squishy worm liquid that she was afraid to touch. She sought the light. Free, she ran, not looking back, not giving ear to the horrible whisperers that were trying to get her back to turn back. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Thinking It Over
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Thank you, Lisa, for coming by and I sincerely hope you are still a dreamer. I know I am Visions and dreams determine my purpose in life. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you so much, Nancy. I really appreciate your coming by. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, DG. I am not a fan of reunions either, and like you, I can say it is because I on another continent, far from my birthplace and also far from where I grew up. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Deborah and thanks for sharing your interpretation. That's one of the joys of poetry. It sticks each person differently. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you so much for dropping by Toi. I am so happy you saw the facets. That was one of my goals in this poem. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you Donna. I read your submission and it was also beautiful. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you for dropping by Dolores. I don't know about trading in the poundage. I think I found myself as I began to put on a few pounds. :-) Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Denise and thanks very much for your praise of my work. I enjoy participating in WEP. It has indeed helped me become more grounded in my writing. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you my dear Susan. I love rhythmic prose but have to admit I have to lose myself within myself to listen to the beats of my heart. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, my dear Deirdre. I'm so happy you're moving forward. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Lee. It was a challenge to pass on what I had in my heart about reunions. I'm glad it came together. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Pat. I really appreciate your coming by. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Nilanjana. I had to smile because many times I start out writing a poem and it becomes lyrics that I sing or another band sing on stage. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Julie. I hadn't planned to do a repetition, but my inner voice thought differently. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Laura. I love the way poetry challenges us to paint defined pictures. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Olga. I love the theme. It took me back. Shalom aleichem, Pat
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Are you still a dreamer? How does the world greet you? What do you do? Where have you been? Questions asked by so many soulful hearts that miss it all. Their dreams lay in slumber Like the embers of dead ashes that have lost their flame. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Thinking It Over
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In recognition of this honor, I would like to thank Denise Covey, Yolanda Renée, who are the sponsors for WRITE-EDIT- PUBLISH WEP CHALLENGES and their team members Nilanjana Bose, and Olga Godim who work along beside them to make this challenge happen every two months. Their giving of their time, talent, and expertise to promote writers on a platform that is indeed outstanding is mind-blowing. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Thinking It Over
Thank you. I figured that was what you were saying, but thanks for coming back and confirming it. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2017 on The Bridge of Hope by Pat Garcia at Thinking It Over
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
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2017 on The Bridge of Hope by Pat Garcia at Thinking It Over
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
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2017 on The Bridge of Hope by Pat Garcia at Thinking It Over
Thank you, Dolorah. I am so pleased that my metaphorical bridges stood out in the story. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2017 on The Bridge of Hope by Pat Garcia at Thinking It Over
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
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2017 on The Bridge of Hope by Pat Garcia at Thinking It Over
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
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2017 on The Bridge of Hope by Pat Garcia at Thinking It Over