The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Forge, Forte, Fortitude, Foster from The Child and The Prophet







A warm meal and a goodnight’s sleep and The Child awoke at dawn. Used to traveling at night with Mr. Raccoon, her schedule had changed once she met up with The Prophet.  After breakfast, the three walked down the rest of the mountain.  The sea lay before them and The Child, thinking that she’d forgotten how to walk on water, feared the impending journey that lay ahead.  Concentrating on her fears, she was unaware of the conversation between Mr. Raccoon and The Prophet.

“You have fostered her well, Mr. Raccoon,” The Prophet said.

“She doesn’t realize it. Seldom have I had charge of such an inquisitive Child.”

“But stubborn,” said The Prophet with a chuckle.

“Yes, stubborn she is.  She’s mighty quiet. What is she thinking about now?”




“The journey ahead, Mr. Raccoon. There lie obstacles that she must overcome.”

“Does she have the fortitude to get through them?”

“Yes.”

“You were with her all the time as she traveled to meet you around the bend?”

“I know, but sometimes her desideratum to see instead of believing clouds her view.”

The two approached shallow cove surrounded by different types of wildflowers. The Child was farther ahead of them and The Prophet called out.

“Stop, Child. We must go into the cove.”

“There’s water in the cove.”

“I know.”

The Child, dipping her feet into the shallow water, walked to the opening of the cove.  Surprised, she shrieked.





“Prophet, Lily Pad is in here.”

“Of course, Child did you think I would let you forge ahead on the water with your uncertainty?”

“You mean, I don’t ever have to walk on water again?”

The Prophet and Mr. Raccoon both broke out into laughter.

“Of course, you do. That’s your forte, Child, but at the right time.”


Shalom Aleichem,




















 Pat Garcia

34 comments:

  1. Lovely fruitful use of F's Pat thank you .. I'm very fond of this adventure and always look forward to the next episode, feeling fortified along the way ...

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    1. Thank you so much Susan. That means a lot to me.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  2. Fabulous "F" entry. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together.

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    1. My Dear Liz, thank you. Yes the puzzle is coming together.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  3. It reminds me of a parent's journey with their children.

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    1. Thank you Kathryn.
      Yes it can be a parent's journey with his or her child but it can be an adult's journey with her or himself where they finally discover the true meaning of Child.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  4. Lovely! You have a true gift. Thank you for sharing.
    Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
    Happy blogging! And be well.

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    1. Thank you. That is indeed a compliment and believe me, I will come back to this blog many a day and read it. Especially those days, when I am struggling to realize my dream.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  5. Great use of the letter F. I look forward to your other posts.
    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge F is for Fitzgerald

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    1. Thank you so much. I look forward to your returning.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  6. Loved this! Will be back for more

    Stuart
    https://stuartnager.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you so much and please forgive me for taking so long to get back to you.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  7. Love this adventure! Can't wait for more. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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    1. Thank you, Sheila. I'm sorry it took me so long to say thanks. i was swamped with writing. I look forward to seeing you here again.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  8. What a beautiful story, Pat. Thank you for sharing it with us. This one has touched my heart.

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    1. Thank you, Nicola. I am so happy that it touched your heart.
      All the best.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  9. You have a great command of the language. Happy A to Z!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment. That comes from reading. I am a voracious reader and love reading almost anything.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thank you so much. Val and thank you also for leaving a link. It makes it much easier for me to find you.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  11. Great storytelling!

    @dSavannahCreate from
    dSavannahRambles
    #AtoZChallenge2016 theme: dSavannah Defects

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  12. I'm looking forward to their progress across the water.

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    1. Thank you. it's going to be a lot of fun combined with peril.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  13. A wonderful F post, thank you, Pat. Adventures await us at every turn along with challenges. Very much enjoyed reading.
    My best,
    Silvia @ https://silviatomasvillalobos.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you for coming by and I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to say thanks.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  14. Reading a few of the other comments I feel as though I have to use a word starting with f to describe this truly wonderful - fantastic post. I'm really enjoying it Pat, great job! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear. Your thoughts are much appreciated.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  15. Yes, everything MUST change including our fear. We have to keep trudging forward. Thanks for your inspiration and your excellent post!

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    1. Yes, we have to keep moving forward if we want the situations in our lives to change. Nothing remains the same.
      Thank you for coming by, Lady.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  16. Nice continuation :) Enjoyed.
    ~VanillaBean at Travelling Spoons

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      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  17. Wonderful wordsmithing! I'll have to read the previous adventures and catch up!

    The AtoZ of EOS
    #TeamDamyanti

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    1. Thank you so much. I love working with words, and please forgive me for taking so long to say thanks. I was swamped with work.#

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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