Grandma's BloomNot knowing right from wrong; always searching for some sense–finding no-thing no-sense. Strained with pain–things unsaid; tongue twisted tainted distress. Vast Voiceless void of being–world of words whirling within–seeing. Spewing forth my voice; exalting resounding feeling. ~Voiceless in America

2014 in review

Posted: December 30, 2014 in Photography

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sleigh bells ring

Are you listening?

And to all a good night!

Certain Slant of Light

Emily Dickinson, a 19th Century American Poet, once wrote about winter afternoons like these. Afternoons where the light shined upon the earth in a quite particular way, provoking a sort of calm but at the same time dispirited mode within one’s being. The poem’s name was Certain Slant of Light. This particular poem caught my attention because the words read as though I wrote them. I had felt that slant of light on winter afternoons. When I took this picture, I could have sat down and written these words at that very moment cause that’s how I felt too. I understood this misunderstood poem lamenting what could be and how, at times, the Universe gives us an angle, a fractal time-like state where light shines upon reality. Go figure. Many interpretations exist; regardless, the poem is genius. Dickinson was a poet ahead of her time, leaving the world with so many thought-provoking moments of her life. This picture represents one of those moments that although captivating…

…There’s a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.

Heavenly hurt it gives us;
We can find no scar,
But internal difference
Where the meanings are.

None may teach it anything,
‘Tis the seal, despair,-
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air.

When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath;
When it goes, ‘t is like the distance
On the look of death.

~Emily Dickinson, Certain Slant of Light

winter solstice 2014

5:30 p.m. December 21, 2014, Doral, Florida. It is the first day of winter; it looks like this in my part of the world. Mesmerizing skies. Lost in them I find tremendous comfort and peace.

Mom continues to battle the illness that has taken away quality of life. Dad and I, by her side, battling also. We are thankful, however, each day we wake up and have another day to enjoy her company–another day for hugs, kisses and tears. Dad and I cherish these days more than anything.

I’d like to wish all of you a blessed winter season.

~The White Rabbit



Within I ventured to discover a world unknown…



No beginning and no end…just a continuation of geometric patterns, enchanting the visual senses.



Deeper I ventured, searching for that something unknown, finding nothing but the marvelousness and the magnificence of the cavern.


Light HouseIn front of me, like a beacon of hope, erect and pointing to the heavens above…



Floated above them, sharp jagged edges … beyond, the satin-like sea rippled by the soft breeze.


Nobody knows what I’m feeling inside
I find it so stupid
So why should I hide

Blue Bayou ~Linda Ronstadt

Posted: August 10, 2014 in Linda Ronstadt, Music

I’m going back someday

Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou
Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I’d be


Best philosophizing in such places there be on certain occasions…

look up

It’s a bird…watching me.








Whimsical clouds at sunset lift my spirits ever so high…

That’s it for tonight. Find yourself that special person and go love tonight! Blessed be…the White Rabbit.

They said I was a loser
They said that I’ve been untrue
But I don’t care what the others say
Babe, I’m gonna be with you

Waltz ~Fiona Apple

Posted: August 3, 2014 in Fiona Apple, Music

If you don’t have a song
To sing you’re okay
You know how to get along

If you don’t have a date
Go out and sit on the lawn
And do nothing
‘Cause it’s just what you must do
Nobody does it anymore

No I don’t believe in the wasting of time,
But I don’t believe that I’m wasting mine

If you don’t have a point to make
Don’t sweat it
You’ll make a sharp one being so kind
And I’d sure appreciate it
Everyone else’s goal’s to get big headed
Why should I follow that beat being that I’m
Better than fine

Talk to Me ~Stevie Nicks

Posted: August 3, 2014 in Music, Stevie Nicks

Dusty words lying under carpets
Seldom heard well must you keep your secrets
Locked inside hidden safe from view
Well, is it all that hard
Is it all that tough
Well, I’ve shown you all my cards now isn’t that enough
You can hide your hurt
But, there’s something you can do

Patience ~Guns N’ Roses

Posted: August 3, 2014 in Gun's N' Roses, Music


Tom’s Diner ~Suzanne Vega

Posted: August 3, 2014 in Music, Susan Vega

I am sitting
In the morning
At the diner
On the corner

I am waiting
At the counter
For the man
To pour the coffee

And he fills it
Only halfway
And before
I even argue

He is looking
Out the window
At somebody
Coming in

“It is always
Nice to see you”
Says the man
Behind the counter

To the woman
Who has come in
She is shaking
Her umbrella

And I look
The other way
As they are kissing
Their hellos

I’m pretending
Not to see them
I pour the milk

I open
Up the paper
There’s a story
Of an actor

Who had died
While he was drinking
It was no one
I had heard of

And I’m turning
To the horoscope
And looking
For the funnies

When I’m feeling
Someone watching me
And so
I raise my head

There’s a woman
On the outside
Looking inside
Does she see me?

No she does not
Really see me
Cause she sees
Her own reflection

And I’m trying
Not to notice
That she’s hitching
Up her skirt

And while she’s
Straightening her stockings
Her hair
Has gotten wet

Oh, this rain
It will continue
Through the morning
As I’m listening

To the bells
Of the cathedral
I am thinking
Of your voice…

And of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time
Before the rain began…

I finish up my coffee
It’s time to catch the train

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks
Religion is a light in the fog

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep

Ecstasy ~Crooked Still

Posted: August 3, 2014 in Crooked Still, Music

Oh had I wings I would fly away and be at rest

Good evening and welcome to Sunday Night Tunes with the White Rabbit! Hope you join me for a mix of everything tonight dedicated to all of you. I begin with a very beautiful piano ballad from the movie Twilight. Enjoy.

favorite spot

Absorbing the moment…


Stood gazing…

Mesmerized by the shimmer of the sea.

mountain view 1

Clouds forming momentum for the deluge…

Early Morning

Appreciating what is…



To see the sun as if for the first time…such was the moment.


Come Undone ~Duran Duran

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Duran Duran, Music

Goodnight and thank you. ‘Till next time…

We’ll try to stay blind
To the hope and fear outside
Hey child, stay wilder than the wind
And blow me into cry

I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they’d only remind me of you
I went to the doctor and guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said, “Girl, you better try to have fun no matter what you do.”
But he’s a fool

Missing You ~John Waite

Posted: July 27, 2014 in John Waite, Music

Everytime I think of you, I always catch my breath
And I’m still standing here, and you’re miles away
And I’m wonderin’ why you left
And there’s a storm that’s raging through my frozen heart tonight

I hear your name in certain circles, and it always makes me smile
I spend my time thinkin’ about you, and it’s almost driving me wild
And there’s a heart that’s breaking down this long distance line tonight

I ain’t missing you at all since you’ve been gone away
I ain’t missing you, no matter what I might say

Crazy for You ~Madonna

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Madonna, Music

Swaying room as the music starts
Strangers making the most of the dark
Two by two their bodies become one

I see you through the smokey air
Can’t you feel the weight of my stare
You’re so close but still a world away
What I’m dying to say, is that

Rush Rush ~Paula Abdul

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Music, Paula Abdul

You’re the whisper of a summer breeze
You’re the kiss that puts my soul at ease
What I’m saying is I’m into you

Here’s my story and the story goes
You give love, you get love
And more than heaven knows

You’re gonna see
I’m gonna run, I’m gonna try
I’m gonna take this love right to ya
All my heart, all the joy
Oh, baby, baby, please

Rush, rush
Hurry, hurry lover, come to me
Rush, rush
I wanna see, I wanna see ya get free with me

Rush, rush
I can feel it, I can feel you all through me
Rush, rush
Ooh, what you do to me

And all I want from you is what you are
And even if you’re right next to me
You’re still too far away

If I’m not inside your arms
I get dramatic, baby, yes I know
But I need you, I want you, oh man, I love you so

Toy Soldiers ~Martika

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Martika, Music

Step by step
Heart to heart
Left, right, left
We all fall down
Like toy soldiers

Lose Yourself ~Eminem

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Eminem, Music

Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He’s so mad, but he won’t give up that
Easy, no
He won’t have it, he knows his whole back’s to these ropes
It don’t matter, he’s dope
He knows that but he’s broke
He’s so stagnant, he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that’s when it’s
Back to the lab again, yo
This whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don’t pass him

Numb ~Linkin Park

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Linkin Park, Music

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
I’m becoming this, all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

Kryptonite ~3 Doors Down

Posted: July 27, 2014 in 3 Doors Down, Music

You called me strong, you called me weak,
But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down
You stumbled in and bumped your head,
If not for me then you’d be dead
I picked you up and put you back on solid ground

Unwell ~Matchbox Twenty

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Matchbox 20, Music

But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be…me

I’m talking to myself in public
Dodging glances on the train
And I know, I know they’ve all been talking about me
I can hear them whisper
And it makes me think there must be something wrong with me
Out of all the hours thinking
Somehow I’ve lost my mind

Name ~Goo Goo Dolls

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Goo Goo Dolls, Music

Scars are souvenirs you never lose
The past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there
Did you get to be a star
Don’t it make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we are

You grew up way too fast and now there’s nothing to believe
And reruns all become our history
A tired song keeps playing on a tired radio
And I won’t tell no one your name

With or Without You ~U2

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Music, U2

Good evening and welcome to the White Rabbit’s Gallery.  Hope you enjoy tonight’s tunes. Blessed be always.

I begin with one of my favorites…

I can’t live
With or without you

floriday bay

“I lean to you, numb as a fossil. Tell me I’m here.”
~Sylvia Plath


Lost in the hues of the moment…


“Shall Earth no more inspire thee,
Thou lonely dreamer now?”
~Emily Bronte

in the garden

“Let me not be sentimental, let the distance in time give me humor and irony and a shrewd, if loving, eye.”
~Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath    

Something to Believe In ~Poison

Posted: July 20, 2014 in Music, Poison

That’s all for tonight. Hope you enjoyed the melodies and enjoy the sweet bitter frequencies by Poison…Oh, Lord, give me something … Blessed Be! Love and Peace to all of you dear ones.

Sometimes I wish to God I didn’t know now
The things I didn’t know then
And give me something to believe in

Got brass in pocket
Got bottle I’m gonna use it
Intention I feel inventive


Rain ~Dragon

Posted: July 20, 2014 in Dragon, Music

All these feelings they seem so wrong
Remember when we were so strong
And it’s been rainin’ for so long
It’s been rainin’ I can’t go on

With where have you beens
And faraway frowns
Trying to be good
By not being round
And here in the bar
The piano mans found
Another nail for my heart

Don’t you feel like trying something new
Don’t you feel like breaking out
Or breaking us in two

Tenderness ~General Public

Posted: July 20, 2014 in General Public, Music

Seems like without tenderness there’s something missing

Only the Lonely ~The Motels

Posted: July 20, 2014 in Motels, Music

We walked the loneliest mile
We smiled without any style
We kiss altogether wrong
No intention

We lied about each others dreams
We lived without each other thinkin’
What anyone would do
Without me and you