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It’s been a couple of lazy days, but it’s been anything else but fun. Nothing got done, no laundry, no cleaning, I didn’t see Mom and things that need to be taken care of for her, have been on the back burner. I got sick with a summer cold, courtesy of my cousin Michaela, who had it first. Some things are not meant to be shared so eagerly, and this would be one. 😉 I’ve been miserable and the bed is permanently shaped to the contours of my body. The vampires (mosquitoes) have still been active and robbing me of much needed rest to recover quicker. It’s been heading up temperature wise and I have my window open at night. Only now, already punished being sick and bitten, my neighbor has decided to turn on his bright yard light that illuminates my bedroom and work in his shed until 2 AM. Last night was the second in a row….perfect timing.

Today is the first time I’m writing again and my scheduled posts have been depleted. Luckily I had them scheduled ahead, because there was no way to hold a thought without dizziness and my head threatening to explode. I can’t remember having a headache like this the last time. But all is making perfect sense now, and it is clear to me what it was that I needed protection from. First the black feather that I found and then numerous messages in varying ways, urging me to rest, to take it easy, and step a little slower. It all compiled up until this very moment, I’m just not sure if the resting period now is proactive or responsive to something that was required earlier. Honestly, I feel it’s been brewing for awhile.

My mind has gone blank and I have not interacted much on the blog, nor do I feel like I have put out quality material. I have posted what I call fillers for the majority, although this statement does not apply to all. I have been uninspired for the most part over the past two weeks and I find it hard to concentrate. I know im tired and I have gone with the motions just letting life and it’s circumstances float me through the days. There are things that are important to me, things that concern you, and still I can’t find the energy to do them. I know I will….soon. In the meantime, I hope to leave you content with another picture I took in Rothenburg recently. It’s a famous and most photographed spot called “The Plönlein”.


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 💙🦋

27 thoughts on “Down-time

  1. Feel better soon!!!….those little plug ins for the wall to keep away the mosquitoes are quite good…if your not allergic you should pick one up 🙂 I bought one and now I can sleep at night

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    1. Thank you so much Super D. It’s been a tough couple of days but I’m better. I think it’s all the stresses combined and my body breaking under the pressure of the RA. It forces me to take breaks. Xoxoxo

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    1. Oh wow, thank you so much, you hav definitely made my day and I thank you for stopping by. I think you are right and we need those pills so we can blossom once more and let our creative light shine bright. Have a beautiful week dear.


  2. I really feel for you Margit. Hope things get better for you soon my friend. By the way, the picture is STUNNING!!!!!! Don’t you ever think you have not put out quality material, ok. Take good care of yourself. xoxo

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  3. Ah, my dear Sister. I do feel that you need to replenish. We are older beings and not infallible. Rest and sit in a shady part of your garden with lots of cool drinks and nothing to do but watch nature at work in front of you. Allow the sunshine to penetrate your being and make you feel well. Sending healing thoughts your way my dear.

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    1. Thank you Colette. I think the garden has been a means to replenish and gather new strengths. I’ve been doing exactly that and just sitting and watching it evolve, turning into a calming soothing little oasis is wonderful.

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  4. I am reasonably secure in the belief that, by the time I got here, things have moved on for you and are also improved, in terms of health and hopefully, misery levels. I am only sad that I was AWOL when my beloved friend was suffering. ☹
    This photo is one of my favourites. Look at that broody sky and the colours, the space, the composition. And that blue really pops. If this was a postcard, amongst many postcards, I’d buy it in a flash. I think you could have a career in photography if you chose, Rhapsody, and I’m speaking professionally, as an ex-art teacher, for what that’s worth. And I love the implied narrative, is the man on the left looking at the people lower down? Why? What is the story with that empty bench? Love it, but not nearly as much as I love you. xxx

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    1. You are right dear soul sister, things are better once more and there is no need to feel sad. You are never AWOL and I always feel you with me.
      Thank you for your kind comment for my photography hobby. It’s been a life long passion as I always enjoyed taking pictures. A career in that field would be amazing and perhaps something that would soothe my life at this point as I could most likely work from anywhere. Your praise does mean everything and especially coming from you it really makes me think about twice. Who knows?
      I love your keen eye and your ability to pick out all the details and perhaps the story behind it. It’s the quality of an award mind but a dreamer and I too love you more than words can express. Xoxoxo

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      1. I love you too, sister. You can check out photography as a career online, I should think, if this becomes a serious idea…? xxx


  5. I’m sorry that life has been biting you Rhapsody, hope it’s resolved soon. I’m more than content with the photograph, almost inclined to use capital letters and exclamation points like the comment above, the tones, contrasts, textures, it really is fabulous. 😃

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