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Trail music

A few years ago, I had the chance watching someone play the ukulele on the four mile trail. It was in Yosemite National Park as a small group of hikers passed us on the steep trail to Glacier point. I noticed the small music instrument strapped to one of their packs and I could only imagine the moments shared between this young group and the songs played. Memories would be made and special moments where waiting to be created. Wanderlust at it’s finest for sure.

Luck would have it that a short while later the young group was taking a break which allowed us to catch up. We were treated to a small excerpt from a song and it was simply magical. I will never forget this moment and it was beyond cool to experience this trail spirit. Ever since, I have been talking about getting a ukulele and the subject comes up here and there, although I don’t know how to play one. It was like one of those unusual things that all of a sudden pop into my mind, when I feel that there is some sort of connection with it. Kind of like the rain boots that I wanted all of a sudden to relive a childhood memory of jumping into the water puddles without a care. It’s something like that, something that will enrich the experience and soothe my soul. Well guess what’s? Look what Santa brought! Looks like I’m going to learn how to play the ukulele and Santa’s Elves made one for me. Heaven help the wildlife that I will serenade soon. 😉💙🦋


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 💙🦋

30 thoughts on “Trail music

    1. Very true but I’m also a very determined person haha. If I’m interested in something, I find the motivation and I think it will be cool to play a few songs on the trail. Thank you for the confidence in me, I will have to keep you posted 😉

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    1. Ha ha Youtube Video huh? Lol we will see. I’ve started my first beginner song Jason Mraz “I’m yours” and it’s actually a fun idea to do a series. Maybe play it in different places ones I learn. That might be neat, unless I suck and scare all the wildlife away. Pssst. I got another musical instrument. Most unusual and a trip to play. Wishing you a wonderful time in the Alps my dear friend and I’ll catch up shortly. Hugs

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    1. Thank you do much Shelly. I think I got a little better at it since you posted this comment and it’s actually soothing to me trying to play it. I love the sound and it takes my mind off of current stressful event. I will write about it soon. 😉 happy new year dear.


  1. How awesome! Love hearing your story on the ukelele.. have fun with it! By the way, I wanted to let you that I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog (check out my last blog post on what it’s about).

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  2. I just found your blog by entering the word “music” into the WordPress search field. Hurrah that you now have a ukulele in your life! I started playing a little blue uke (which cost $35 and still stays in tune well) about eight years ago. I took a class called “Ukulele For the Almost Musical” with a fun-loving, patient teacher. It was very exciting to discover how many great songs only use 4-6 chords. Then I started attending ukulele Meetup groups. The sound of one ukulele is sweet. The sound of 10-50 ukuleles playing together is angelic! I hope you continue to enjoy playing your ukulele — alone AND as part of a group. And I am sure you have already discovered the many online ukulele teaching/learning videos on Youtube… Keep strumming!!!

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    1. This is so wonderful and you sharing this with me was truly magical. I love my ukulele and the sound playing it is soothing for me. I’m learning different strumming techniques now and developed my first callouses from playing lol. I can imagine the sound of more playing together. Angelic must truly be the word. Yes I am learning through YouTube videos and I surely will keep with it. Thank you so much for the follow and for sharing this. I would love to hear you play it and will surely check out your blog very shortly. Have a beautiful day.


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