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Kanapee Street

Tonight was Kanapee Street fest in a neighboring city and I got to experience this unique feat with Moni (cousin) and the kids. All the shops stay open late, there is food and games all over the place, and various street musicians can be found rotating spots strategically placed through the old, inner city. I even saw Elvis 😉. Couches (Kanapee’s) are placed throughout the cobblestoned city roads to just have a seat and enjoy the sound.

This is a picture of one musician who was very talented, playing “Midnight train”. I found it fitting after my recent train experience, riding the train until 1AM. A experience I will never forget.


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 💙🦋

5 thoughts on “Kanapee Street

  1. A picture like this, not only safeguarding an evocative memory for you, becomes an historical document of place, time, fashions (is he wearing Birkenstocks?)…eventually. Really special to capture such moments. What are the two tall curved metal shapes? They look like they might fit around trees but they don’t, they also look like there might be a firepit at the base, not in use? Bit close to the building to be making fires…. I cannot work them out! Glad you had a groovy Summer evening, the coolest time to be out and about in more ways than one, be cool, my special Kanapee Queen. xxx
    P.S. BTW, today Eckhart is saying ‘Beyond the beauty of the external forms there is more, it only reveals itself to us when we are present.’ Good old Eckhart! (there should be a wink here but I’m on a laptop and if I have winks, I haven’t found them yet (now imagine a sad face)) X
    P.P.S. I’ve just realised I can make these with the keys! 😉 😦 🙂 That’s my full repertoire. xx


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