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GarthL
http://www.fanstory.com/garthl
Location: Lake Macquarie NSW Australia
Gender: Male
Born: 25th December
Interests: yoga, meditation, surfing, kayaking, trekking, camping, acoustic music, organic gardening/permaculture, writing, poetry,
Member: Standard
Joined: November 2012
INFORMATION
I'm a single father to a most beautiful 11 year old daughter PrueCatherine. We lost her mother to melanoma after a 12 month battle.

For 15 years I was a Stained Glass Artist/Teacher. I'm a yoga/meditation teacher, musician/singer/songwriter, organic gardener, aspiring poet and advocate of holistic health and Permaculture.

I optimistically believe in the intrinsic beauty and infinite potential of humanity.

"The first wealth is health"
Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I've joined this site in the hope I'll learn how to be a wordsmith utilizing the expert assistance of the many talented writers here.
FAVORITE QUOTE
In calmness we grow, In stillness we heal. Buddha
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FanStory wrote to GarthL: Congratulations! The Gathering is the new Poem of the Month!
March 26, 2013 at 12:08AM
    Debra White: Congratulations Garth :) x
    March 26, 2013 at 3:21AM
    Galactia: *.*.*.*CONGRATULATIONS!*.*.*.* on winning the poem of the month :)

    Regards
    Tia
    March 26, 2013 at 8:54AM
    Aletheia: Congrats Garth! So happy for you and glad it gave me an opportunity to meet you! :D
    March 26, 2013 at 1:14PM
    GarthL: Thank you those who voted for The Gathering as POM and all the wonderful people I've met in the 5 months I've been here on FanStory. I've learned so much in that time but mostly what a great group of people you all are!!
    THANK YOU!

    I'm happy the poem touched so many people and Helen would be too. Thanks for visiting my page Debra, Tia, and Begonia, your kind words are appreciated. It's awesome!!!
    March 26, 2013 at 5:12PM
    catch22: Congratulations on your well deserved win!
    March 26, 2013 at 9:41PM
    GarthL: Thanks Gail, I appreciate your thoughts. Namaste!
    March 26, 2013 at 11:23PM
    Gypsy Starchild: Congratulations Garth! The Gathering is a beautiful poem and I so happy for you. :)
    March 28, 2013 at 2:12AM
    GarthL: Thanks Gypsy, I appreciate your kind thoughts! LiveLove!!
    March 29, 2013 at 8:01AM
    MissMerri: Another voice joins the chorus of congratulations. Your poem was so touching and beautifully written. I was not at all surprised it won. Well done!! MM
    April 1, 2013 at 9:18AM
    GarthL: Thanks so much for your kind words MissMerri, it was a nice surprize after only a little over 4 months here on fs, very encouraging!!
    April 2, 2013 at 8:37AM
    Deborah Marie: Just wondering if you're alright (you and your daughter). Haven't heard for you in a while... Take care, Deb
    May 19, 2013 at 9:05AM

GarthL: I'm a total newbie here having just joined to enter the Share a Story in a Poem contest. Thanks mommery and hollyinvesuvianite for your encouraging feedback. Looking forward to understanding how all this works and putting more writing up. I've just released two e-books on my website. I'm also a musician and will one day put some of my original songs up too.
November 6, 2012 at 8:04PM
    Eliza M: Welcome to you.
    November 7, 2012 at 3:03AM
    GarthL: Thanks Eliza, good to be here.
    November 7, 2012 at 3:39AM
    Blue Diamond: Hey...great connecting. I love it when a review tells me so much that when I see your profile it was aha!! Look forward to sharing time, energy and creativity....welcome. Till soon...with love...H x
    November 18, 2012 at 6:29AM
    GarthL: Namaste H, not sure what the aha!! may have been other than the realisation I'm a total novice at all this stuff and just fumbling my way.
    I have worked out the more you review you get member money then use that to promote your own poems to get more reviews and make more connections and on it goes. Quite ingenious really I think.

    Haven't used this part of the site as you see, apart from my first day. Thanks for connecting H..take care..stay safe.. peace!
    November 18, 2012 at 7:16AM
    Maureen's Pen: Welcome to FanStory Garth:)
    November 27, 2012 at 5:39PM
    GarthL: Thanks Maureen, don't know what goes on with this page, whether you get this or what but I'll learn. I've been here three weeks today actually so newbie bigtime! If I save comment do you get notification of it? What is the happening here? Thanks again, here we go, stay safe. Garth
    November 27, 2012 at 6:31PM
    hollyinvesuvianite: Hi Garth- just stopping in to say hi. I will check it out now. Holly
    November 27, 2012 at 7:52PM
    hifein: hi garth -- i too am a newbie and have been trying out fanstory. sent you a review today re superb Sam. look forward to reading more. hope you will look at my poems. best. hifein
    November 27, 2012 at 9:13PM
    His Grayness: Garth: so great to meet you and thanks for your email today. As a special memory I want to share from my days in Newcastle, I just posted a poem written there on Darby street back in 1997 but never posted it as nobody would realize what it means! Now your in for an avalanche of my old Aussie memories mate! PS: I lived on the beach in Faulty Towers! Remember Tyrell Towers? I loved to tease the sharks mate! Mostly the two legged ones! Cheers! Vance
    December 2, 2012 at 5:46PM
    dancerwriter: Hi Garth ,thanks for your kind words and support.Hope I live up to it.Am sorry for your loss,but you live on.Great.Dancerwriter
    December 4, 2012 at 5:20PM
    Kirrily Morris: welcome, I live in Darwin and Love Fanstory. Aussie's are a creative bunch, I've been in Fanstory now for almost a full year, and the feedback is great. I've learned heaps, and you will too.
    December 6, 2012 at 7:50PM
    mystery poet: Hi Garth~ wanted to drop over to wish
    you a Happy {upcoming} Birthday! While
    I'm here may I add a Merry Christmas
    also, to you and daughter. Blessings!
    December 14, 2012 at 7:28AM
    Maureen's Pen: There you go Garth, since you missed it on my page:) Enjoy, Have a safe and Happy Holiday season. Hugs
    December 17, 2012 at 4:12PM
    GarthL: You're a gem Maureen, thank you, ditto 2 U!
    December 17, 2012 at 5:59PM
    dancerwriter: Dancerwriter- I do hope your New Year is bringing some rewards and peace to you and your daughter- we all need that.Keep on
    writing, as I do. Best regards, Lesley.j.
    January 12, 2013 at 8:01PM
    dancerwriter: Hello Garth'after thinking about your comments on my song, I thought perhaps I could somehow send you by e/mail, a rough copy of the music notes( after I have tidied them up)one day, with trust.In any music I only place the sharps correctly--or flats etc,then write the notesto the timing on the
    correct lines, to the tune, the same way I do when picking up tunes I know. Not often do I put in the "time", 4.4 or whatever, just as long as it fits in with the notes,timing and .yrics.( like-1,2,3,4--5--6.and a 1,2,3,4----.1 and a 2-3-4.a 1,2,3,4--( does that make sense?)Sorry have forgotten a lot.There is one sharp 'f" inthe verses, and two F.C. in the chorus.
    Have done four other lyrics, without any music, except a catchy rollicky tune to a
    new version of a 'Swaggie" verse.Perhaps this would work if you can understand my writing.if you think I am joking that is O.k.
    Perhaps think about this if you have time.
    REgards, Lesley.j.
    January 21, 2013 at 12:12AM
    MumEsGirl: Just a quick one to say that I meant to nominate you for the reviewers prize, but got carried away with other things
    hugs
    kate
    January 23, 2013 at 5:27PM
    BeasPeas: Hi Garth, welcome to the site.
    February 16, 2013 at 1:55PM
    MissMerri: So good to have you here! I hope you enjoy it thoroughly! You will meet many nice people, for sure.
    March 18, 2013 at 1:33AM

 
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