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The Storks are back in town


I remember taking this picture on a warm summer evening. Walking “The wall”  in Rothenburg o.d.T. near my home in Germany,  this medieval romantic beauty holds a special spot in my heart. The sun was setting and casting a warm golden glow over the cityscape. Alpenglow, my favorite time of day, when all outlines become soft and the harshness fades. When the light becomes warm and shadows vanish, when the flat turns into magical shades of orange and red. It’s also one of my favorite times to shoot pictures.

A stork was nesting on a tall rooftop near one of the many churches and I loved the added whimsical touch it gave to this picture. Storks are common in Germany and you can see in the picture that some of the rooftops boast a wrought iron round wheel that becomes the base of the nests. The nest of a stork can be found high up in the sky, safe from many pretators as they return year after year back to their old nesting grounds. 

On a trip through the country with my Mom in 2015, we counted over 50 storks and it became a game of who could spot the next one first. She had a slight advantage of course as I was driving and had to watch out for other things besides storks, but that’s ok. By the way, Mom is back at home from the hospital and I will catch up with her to tomorrow. I am still unsure what tests were performed, for what reason and what the findings were. I’m hopeful to find out more (good news) tomorrow and take comfort in the meantime that she was released. Thank you so much for all of your well wishes, healing thoughts and prayers for Mom. Xoxoxo

Author:

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 💙🦋

18 thoughts on “The Storks are back in town

  1. You always present such amazing images. My aunt had lived for a year in Germany and my family has a German background, so it always made me want to visit. Hopefully someday. 🙂

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      1. Will you take me to that Castle in Bavaria – Neuschwanstein Castle, right? Maybe I can be a REAL princess? 😛

        I’m glad you’re my friend. 🙂

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