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Flight towards the heavens

“Every Minute someone leaves this world behind.

We are all in “the line” without knowing it. We never know how many people are before us. We can not move to the back of the line. We can not step out of the line. We can not avoid the line.

So while we wait in line –

Make moments count. Make priorities. Make the time. Make our gifts known. Make a nobody feel like a somebody. Make your voice heard. Make the small things big. Make someone smile. Make the change. Make love. Make up. Make peace. Make sure to tell your people they are loved. Make sure to have no regrets. Make sure you are ready.”

Today was Mom’s funeral and it feels as if she left all over again. Sometimes I don’t know if she was ready, sometimes I know for sure, but surely I wasn’t ready to lose her. Could I have ever been?


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 💙🦋

19 thoughts on “Flight towards the heavens

  1. I feel your pain today Rhapsody and wish, that I could help you in some way ❤
    You are so right, we need to remember to appreciate every day, as we never know, when we will not get one more day.
    Send you huge hugs, love and light dear friend ❤

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  2. Your mom is most certainly in a place of beautiful peace and love. And in that transition she has seen and felt the beauty she has been through ‘down here’, even in those hard things. She now realises that each step we take, in both sides of our journey, have great purpose towards that light and the love that creates it ❤️
    Grief is such a hard place to be but you have taken a great step dear lady. As your post has spoken, your heart is opening, seeing those purpose’s more clearly and empathising with those in ‘the line’. We can shuffle along or dance…mumble in the silence or sing…have hope, faith and belief or close our hearts in fear. You are choosing to love, releasing those things that no longer have purpose ❤️
    A very warm hug to you Rhapsody, you are in great pain my friend and my heart feels for you ❤️

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    1. I don’t think we ever are, although I do think Mom was in the end. I had talked to her that day and she died that night. We knew I was coming but I think she left knowing she wouldn’t be able to if I was there with her. Neither one of us would have had the courage to let go and we would have held on to something that was beyond hope.

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