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I always liked lilac. Back in my childhood, I remember walking the narrow path to church that was lined with lilac bushes. I have always loved the smell, as well as the look of the plant. It’s that time of year and lilac is blooming right now. So far I have seen shades of white, blue, and purple. I got to collect three small branches from a bush on public land yesterday, and placed them in a vase on my window sill. Soon the air and the room was filled with the fragrance of this intense smelling plant. I loved it, but my allergy game was strong this morning and I could hardly breathe. I eventually had to move the flowers into a different room and not entirely sure if it was my beloved lilac that is to blame for all of it. Patio furniture and even the streets are covered with fine yellow pollen dust. Most everybody is complaining about some ailment, ranging from a runny nose to itchy eyes or ears. Despite of it all and no matter the cause, lilac still remains one of my favorite and is such a romantic little plant. Doesn’t this scene look fairytale like?


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 💙🦋

10 thoughts on “Lilac

  1. As I was reading your post, I found myself singing the song ‘Lilac Wine’ so I thought I’d send you a little gift this morning, lilac without pollen. Enjoy!;
    I know the Elkie Brookes version better myself, but the great Jeff Buckley is hard to beat, I think you’ll agree. I think this song will always remind me of you now. I might just start a tradition of sending you some great songs, I can see some Nina Simone on the horizon…. Another incredible photo from the lens of RB, I can actually smell it looking at that picture! Wishing you a most splendid, lilac-hazy Tuesday today, may your sun shine and may it be a good one. x

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    1. Haha that is funny and I’m glad the post inspired a little melody. Thank you so much for sharing. I love it and think music often starts with what words can’t convey. Not that you struggle with it in any way 😉

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  2. Yes! That is a beautiful, fairy-like sight… We have been experiencing a very cool, wet spring; so I have not seen any lilacs in bloom yet in the Boston area. But today is a sunny day — so soon we will be graced with these wonderful flowers (and pollen), too! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. The pollen is crazy here as well and I had a few lilac twigs in the house. I couldn’t breathe and was very congested until I moved the branches. 😔. I got better since.


  3. You and I are sure connected on the flower front. Lilac has always been one of my favorites. I can stand by a lilac and just smell it for days! 🙂 (And yes – that scene looks very fairytale like. Feel better!)

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