“If we don’t talk about what’s happening then we’re letting it happen”, says María Elena Lavaud, author of CLARISSA – a novel of domestic violence inspired by true events. After 24 long years, Clarissa has found a way to move past all the abuses and aggressions she had received from both her husband and all the men at courthouses who helped him. The Spanish version has become a play in Miami with overwhelming acceptance from the audience and it has won the International Latino Book award. This resilient story is now available in English for those sensible readers who would like to contribute by sharing the concerning matter that every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman is abused.
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A short story about a writer seeking the intriguing plot that would lead to the World’s Glory, or an impertinent one, for the world is full of those, stopped on one of the corners of High Street. And, from a few distance away, he pondered upon the past of concluded existence.
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True collaboration is often a strange business and in the case of the “Bizarre Fables”, the collaboration was between husband and wife. Heather would draw and paint, while the plots developed organically. Gary and Heather shared their visions, day after day and night after night, while the owls hooted incessantly from nearby trees and barns.
The plots developed organically, naturally. From Heather came the idea of a gross man who would find himself pregnant, – the theme of “Bread for Toggle”. Also from Heather came the initial idea of a powerful old woman whose soul was captured in a box – a box that was then bound tight with briar. She actually dreamed this, and her husband, Gary, who wrote all the fables, was inspired by her dream. This, of course, was the origin of “Grandma’s Soul”. There were other strange happenings surrounding the genesis of these tales. The story called “The Blossom Maker” was written in just two hours, as if the writer was taking dictation from a spirit.
Simply by looking at the blossom on the trees, together with the experience of being husband and wife during their first spring together, led to stories which needed to be written. In fact, Heather and Gary were so inspired in those days, it is perhaps a valid question to ask why more tales were not created.
We can suppose the only answer is that they came as if by magic, and magic must always have a beginning and an end. Its power is a blessing, but it is finite.
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New York life stories: Gritty. Failed Expectations. Hope. Misery. Death and Love. Here, inside this book, is an assortment of stories featuring characters you will not soon forget. New York is the greatest city on the east coast, and the host for a populous who seek opportunities. On High Street, you will meet souls who are lost, whose lives represent hope, yet are met with failed expectations that shape their existence. When the characters meet on High Street, their lives will mesh as one, and it is realized that these stories reflect the bitter truth about life: it’s all an uphill battle, yet humanity preservers. This is the season of life.
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Be the faithful wife or girlfriend who teaches that her area is respected, in the same way that she respects the area of her husband or boyfriend, within the limits of cordiality, communication and fide
lity. That is learned and taught! How? With patience, tolerance and a lot of intelligence: that’s what I call a bird eating on the palm of your hand!
Be the star of your interpersonal relationships and at the same time, be humble in accepti
ng your defeats and triumphs. To take advantage of that learning and put it into practice for later effects, this is resilience.
In other countries, of course, it is not in his word the term: Cuaima, but men’s aptitude to women is universal and there are likely to be various ways of expressing their discontent when their wife behaves differently than he expects.
Today, women are synonymous with intelligence, perseverance, constancy, struggle, dynamism, love, freedom and if someone says: You are a cuaima! You must respond with pride: “I am Cuaima, so what?
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Having worked tirelessly with states of relaxation and stimulation to deep sleep, he has had the audacity to induce the subconscious of people to make a psychic journey in time.
For the author, a contact is established with the world of memories and with the memories of past existences; Being the experience as a real therapy of relief or purification.
In this sense, it will no longer be possible for us to feel anxieties, tribulations or confusions in the present; We will learn to know more, to discover our tastes and inclinations, and to firmly assume the course of our destiny.
As a result of this research, the author reflects this essay on experiences as they happened, outlining that death is not a trauma, but simply a process of initiation and transformation.
Each line of the work is a preparation of the subconscious that will help to understand with naturalness and wisdom this experience.
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