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Got Balls?

I took this picture in Seattle as I was on my way to see the Space needle. I had no particular reason as to why I shot it, nothing other than it appealed to me in some way. 

I came across it tonight while I was digging through some older pictures and I smiled thinking of the first thing that came to mind. My smile was provoked by the thought that sometimes you just got to have balls in life to stand up for what you believe in. To be yourself, even if it means to go against the grain. And then there are those other times where you can’t take life all that serious and just maybe it is during those times that you just have to have a ball and relax. 

I believe there is always a silver lining to everything, but whatever scenario you might find yourself in today, I’m wishing and hoping that you got balls. 😉


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

8 thoughts on “Got Balls?

  1. Well this crane would think that there was a reason to shooting this picture and it’s purpose. But the purpose for me was to laugh at how you titled the post. Got balls? And you made this crane smile today once again, and that is hard for me to do lately, so with this all said tiger, mission accomplished on this post!!

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      1. A record indeed lol given I have never tried. You would smile every day if I seriously tried or put my mind to it. I’m glad it made you smile and some days you just got to call it like it is. Well and some days you just have to “Got Balls” 😉

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