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Copy – Cat

I brought the ukulele to visit Mom yesterday. She fell in love with it and miraculously put a couple of notes together that didn’t sound all that bad. I’ve been serenading her for the past two days learning to play “Hell or high water” from Passenger. A fitting title I thought for times like these, although things have been good since our soup date the other night.

I titled this post Copy – Cat due to Mom finding pleasure in many different things these days. I have noticed that I’m pretty much her only source of inspiration, other then the weekly gossip magazine and her catalog from which she frequently placed orders. It wasn’t until recently that she has wanted everything I have. It is obvious how little contact she had to the outside world, and her own four walls were pretty much all she had. It’s like Christmas every time she sees something new, something practical, or something she simply considers cool. These days she might see a shirt I’m wearing that’s she all of a sudden wants. Other days it was Tupperware I bought, then a blanket I gifted her and which she wanted to buy one herself. I think she finally accepted the blanket as a gift and is ok with it. The latest thing she wants is her own ukulele and she is lovingly cleaning mine while I’m writing this post. 😉 ♥️


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 💙🦋

7 thoughts on “Copy – Cat

    1. For now and fingers crossed. I know there are other times and I’m learning to handle both. I think I came a long ways and I know there has been much learning for both of us.
      Thank you for always supporting and for your detailed advice. Many hugs ❤️

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