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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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Good Morning Nilanjana, What a pleasant surprise! Thank you. I saw your comment on my smartphone, and it made my heart sing. I too wish you peace and the very best for 2018. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Good Morning Nilanjana, What a pleasant surprise! Thank you. I saw your comment on my smartphone, and it made my heart sing. I too wish you peace and the very best for 2018. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Thank you very much Keith. It was a joy for me to write this story even though I struggle greatly trying to understand the essence of what my characters were saying to me. Wishing you a successful crossover into 2018. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
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Though rejected by many, Love prevails. Not in the gifts bought in department stores, Not in the glamour of cosmetics, jewelry, or face-lifts, Not in diamonds, silver, or gold, Not in bonds, securities, puts, or calls, Not in Christmas trees or cradles, Not in boats, cars, planes, or trains, That transport us away from the diffusion of our congregated confusion. Continue reading
Thank you so much, DG. Your feedback is welcomed and encouraging. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a successful crossover into 2018. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Yes indeed, it is, Sally. It is sad that so many people have forgotten how powerful love is and therefore have forgotten the healing affect it has upon relationships. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a successful crossover into 2018. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Thank you Dolorah. Best wishes to you also for the holiday season. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Thank you very much, Liz. Celso and Liza are two very special characters that share a part of my heart. One of my heart's desires is to write stories about women over forty that are realistic and possible. I have met many women with husbands or boyfriends younger than they are and they are extremely happy. I want to point this out to a world that has gotten wrapped up into never going pass the age of thirty. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Thank you so much, Elephants Child. Yes, I agree that love is a perfect place to find new beginnings growing out of what one thought could never be. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a successful crossover into 2018. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Good question, Olga. As usual my romance stories differ from the norm. Liza is 60 and Celso is 42. That was her biggest reason for leaving him. This was only an excerpt from the story. It is actually a short story of about six thousand words that I hope will be published sometime next year toward Christmas. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Deborah. It makes me happy to hear that the passion the two felt for each other came through because I struggled with writing that part. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Thank you, Denise, for your keen observations. The WEP family has become a part of my regular writing agenda. I am thankful that you and your team take the time to put such an event together. And I plan to be a part of the family as long as I walking out my journey on the earth. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you so much for reading my story, Pat. Yes, wise persuasion comes when we realise how fragile existence is, and no one is given any promises of tomorrow. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
Thank you for your very thoughtful poem.A very good question that can only be answered with time. Shalom aleichem, Pat Garcia
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The car stopped, and Liza’s heart picked up its beat. She asked herself who would dare visit her after nine, as she returned to the kitchen with her trusted friend Lucy in her hand. In the afternoon, one of her neighbors had stopped by and warned her of a stranger in their little old Italian village who walked into the café bar showing a picture of her and asking questions. He said he didn’t give his name and walked out after he was told where she lived. She wondered if Celso’s clientele was trying to track her down. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at Thinking It Over
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Good Morning Everyone, I have posted the following comment below because Yolanda Renee was unable to post on my blog. She sent it to me per email. Thank you so much Yolanda. Shalom aleichem Pat Hi, Pat: I'm so sorry, Pat. It looks as though I haven't been here once, but this is my third comment. I'm not sure why they aren't taking, but I'm trying again, and if that fails, I'll send an email. This is a heartbreaking tale, and sadly one that happens daily. Understanding the why, especially in this day and age hurts in ways that can't be explained. When those in charge, those in place to make real change happen are sometimes the worst perpetrators, in the West and the East. Excellent writing, as always, and a phenomenal tale!
Thank you, Liz. That little glimmer of light is something that we all need to shine for us and especially when we're going through a dark night of the soul. That light is something to hold on to. It reassures us that deliverance will come. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, DG. Yes, we experience a sense of helplessness when we can't control what we dream. It is terrifying when the subconscious takes over and directs us into hidden places that bring to light things we don't want to see. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Nilanjana. That is exactly one of my points. Only a few are rescued. The majority give up and die because they see no hope of escape. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Denise. Yes, I so agree with you. There are women who are actually living through the horrors of such nightmares every day and night. It is sad and yet there is hope and rejoicing for every woman who is delivered from this type of trauma. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, N.R. It is my hope that every woman who has such a nightmare will find one day a hope filled reality. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Sally. Yes, it is a horrible nightmare. I don't think nightmares like this lessen with time. I do believe that a woman learns how to cope with them though and live her life. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you very much, Hilary. Yes, I believe too that many women can imagine having this sort of dream. It makes us more appreciative when we realise that we don't have to deal with such horror. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Ann. Yes, the scary part is that many women are trapped in horrorful situations all over the world. In western civilisation, we have the choice to get out, run away and hide, or seek relief from an organisation that will help us. In many countries in the East or Africa that is not the case. Women don't have rights and they have to accept the cruelty done to them and hope that it does not kill them or they can live through it. Shalom aleichem, Pat
Thank you, Olga. This was my very first dark story and I couldn't escape the fact that dark for me means terrors that are happening in our world today. We have more than enough horror around us and I wanted to make a statement about women who live continually in horrorful situations. Shalom aleichem, Pat