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Winter wonderland…

White, fluffy magic is falling from the sky tonight covering my world in wonder. The first snow of the season has arrived as “Father Winter” is preparing for a new comeback. Did I miss fall all together in this rushed transition that seemed to have gone from summer to winter in no time, skipping fall all together? Perhaps we get another opportunity to catch a few more glimpses, a few more bursts of color begging to be admired once more before we say goodbye to the most colorful season of the year. Perhaps I will be right with my hunch as I don’t think winter is here to stay just yet. Tonight those hopes are disguised by visions of faint silhouettes, trees and buildings competing to be seen through the foggy glow of street lights from across the way. I could easily sit here and lose myself to the hands of time as it is standing still for me. I could simply watch forever.

I am grateful that I don’t have to drive tonight and I’m ready to let Mother Nature unfold her beauty right in front of my eyes. Tonight I don’t have to worry about a too confident, underestimating soul slamming into me while losing control on a slippery patch of ice. Instead it is tonight that I can sit here and admire the raging storm outside while sipping on hot apple cider. And it is tonight that I can feel perfectly safe and sound in the comfort of my castle.

Perhaps it is tonight that I will sleep in the purest form, like a baby, innocent and without a worry in the world….zzzzz….sweet dreams everyone.

View from my neighborhood (last winter)



I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

20 thoughts on “Winter wonderland…

  1. Wow. It’s beautiful, Rhapsody. Your line, “I could simply watch forever” made me think that forever described what you were watching, rather than for how long you could watch. I hope that makes sense. Interpreting it that way tickled me and made me wonder what in my life has ever made me feel that I was watching forever. Something for me to ponder today. It was great to wake up to a new post from you.

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    1. Thank you very much sweet Patty, your kindness always showers me with so much love. I was lucky to find the time to post twice yesterday 😉 of in one post I hopefully got to send a little love your way.
      Now you made me curious and once you ponder, I would love to hear what you have found to gaze upon forever. 😉.
      Have a wonderful day my friend.

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  2. That is and absolutely beautify sentiment, and i live the picture.
    Snow is one of the things that can simultaneously be a source of tremendous wonder as it blankets the world, wiping the slate clean, hiding all the imperfections in the world and leaving behind a blanket of pure white innocence. allowing people, no matter how old they are, to a time fo innocence and joy.
    That being said as anyone who has ever been stuck on the motorway for hours trapped by the snow or has just tried to drive in it, in general, it can also be a tremendous pain in the arse.
    You know that you are a proper grown up when you wake up in the morning, see a fresh blanket of snow and your first thought isn’t “Yipeee”
    There is nothing better on a cold night when it is snowing, being cureld up at home with a hot cup of tea/chocolate and just watching the snow falling.
    Anyway, those are my rambling thoughts. Thank you for this post and i love the picture

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    1. Thank you taking the time and thank you for your wonderful comment. Words aft my own beliefs and you are absolutely right. The stars aligned for me being able to admire it because I didn’t have to drive and worry about others. And this morning, I could wake up to it and still enjoy it without worry.
      I thought the same thing and watched to fluffy white cover all the imperfections, hide the dirt as if rinsing the soul clean. There is something peaceful taking a walk when it is completely still outside (no wind) but the flakes start falling. Not the case yesterday and it was stormy, but still very relaxing to watch while being safe and sound inside.
      Have a wonderful day my friend.

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    1. Thank you very much and I hope you are ok. You are right and some faces of winter are not so beautiful to look at. Growing up in Germany I’m used to the snow, but here in the US people often don’t know how to drive in it and while being careful, you have to watch everybody else on top of it.
      I just started following you and your pictures are beautiful. A reminder of my true home. Thank you for stopping by my humble blog and taking the time to comment.
      Best wishes to you.

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