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

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Well, that’s it for tonight. Hope you enjoyed your journey back to the 80′s. Next Sunday, Classic Rock! Blessed Be…Iliana the White Rabbit (I am soon to explain how I became the White Rabbit!) –> ;)

Just the thought of you late at night
Holding on to me, real tight
Knowing how it feels the first time
Holds a place deep in my mind

Ring my Bell ~Anita Ward

Posted: April 20, 2014 in Anita Ward, Music

The night is young and full of possibilities…


She Was More Like A Beauty Queen From A Movie Scene
I Said Don’t Mind, But What Do You Mean I Am The One
Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round
She Said I Am The One Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round

Let the Music Play ~Shannon

Posted: April 20, 2014 in Music, Shannon

We started dancing
And love put us into a groove
As soon as we started to move
The music played
While our bodies
Displayed through the dance

Flesh for Fantasy ~Billy Idol

Posted: April 20, 2014 in Billy Idol, Music

There’s a change in pace
Of fantasy and taste
Do you like good music?
Do you like to dance?

Silent Morning ~Noel

Posted: April 20, 2014 in Music, Noel

Your touch is so pleasing
Makes me warm inside
Makes me feel I’m alive

Fantasy Girl ~Johnny O

Posted: April 20, 2014 in Johnny O, Music

My fantasy that was all so true
The way I felt,girl I knew

Diamond Girl ~Stevie B

Posted: April 20, 2014 in Music, Stevie B

Welcome to Sunday Night Tunes! Tonight, I continue with the 80′s club theme since a lot of dancing’s going on at the White Rabbit’s this evening. Join in and end the night with delightful dance! Hope you enjoy the selection…Iliana the White Rabbit. :)

Diamond girl you make me feel
Like I’m on fire when you are near
You captivate me with your smile
Girl you make me get so wild

Another Butterly Light Award!

Posted: April 19, 2014 in Awards

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Marlyn at Kintal | the impressions are nonverbatim and are not to be taken literally, chew it thoroughly to avoid indigestion. has nominated for the Butterfly Light Award! This is my second nomination for this award, and I am fluttering my wings like a happy frolicking butterfly, beaming my happy light here there and everywhere! :D Thank you Marlyn. I appreciate you and your powerful blog! Please visit Marlyn if you love artists that create from the heart.

To connect to the nomination, please click here –> http://kintal.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/the-butterfly-light-award-disco-flutterby-award/comment-page-1/#comment-3307

Conditions for Accepting the Award

1. You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them. You MAY NOT lump this award in with a batch of other awards.

2. You must individually name and re-award to a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 9999999 bloggers. You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback (I’d suggest their about page).

3. You must link back to the originator of the award, Belinda, either to http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/i-love-charismatic-geeks/ OR http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about/

4. You must write a short paragraph (yes only one paragraph – damn this is easy) – Entitled either “How I’m Spreading Light” OR “How I’m A Positive Influence”

5. Display Belinda’s lovely “Butterfly Light Award” badge on your blog.

How I’m A Positive Influence

Natural environments are aesthetic and pleasing to the eye, which in turn causes relaxation. My blog offers these visuals through my hobbyàphotography. I’m no expert and use a very inexpensive Canon Digital Camera. Taking pictures of enchanting and magical places is my therapy to alleviate anxiety caused by childhood trauma. I share my therapeutic art in hopes of positively enhancing my viewers’ perspective, if just for a moment.

Awardee

I’m awarding this “The Butterfly Light Award” specifically to Steve found at

Gardening in Greenwood | Life Through a Gardener’s Lens… because he has inspired me to begin a new hobby called gardening. Although I have yet to begin actually digging my hands in the dirt, I have taken the first step à preparation and materials. Steve, you spread your Butterfly Light upon me. This award is for you! I know I’ve lavished you with awards this season, so please do not feel obligated. I bestow all the time you need to create a post.

And I’m awarding in general to:

anyone who is reading this because we all spread butterfly light in one way or another.

Therefore, if you want the award, grab it. It’s yours! If not, move on. You are all wonderful to me!

Once again, thank you Marlyn, for your Butterfly Light. ;) And thank you to Belinda the Idiot Writer who originated the award. I’m supposed to ping back to her but have no idea what that means so here are links to her: either to http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/i-love-charismatic-geeks/ OR http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about/

May the butterfly light brighten and quicken your being eternally. Blessed be to all you awesome bloggers.

Iliana the White Rabbit

 


Stepping Up

“You can break that big plan into small steps and take that first step right away.” ~Indira Ghandi


Once Was

“Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing.”

~Shakespeare


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“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it.”

~Sylvia Plath


forgtten fount

“The world forgetting, by the world forgot. “

~Alexander Pope

 


Coral Balcony

So, on beyond Z! It’s high time you were shown. That you really don’t know. All there is to be known.

~Dr. Seuss

Red Skies ~The Fixx

Posted: April 13, 2014 in Music, The Fixx

Hope you enjoyed tonight’s selections! Till next time… Blessed be always, Iliana the White Rabbit!

Should have taken warning, it’s just
People mourning
Running, hiding, lost
You can’t find, find a place to go, so it’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVN9ZFDaH0M

 

Let’s Dance ~David Bowie

Posted: April 13, 2014 in Music, David Bowie

Let’s dance put on your red shoes and dance the blues

Let’s dance to the song
they’re playin’ on the radio

Let’s sway
while color lights up your face
Let’s sway
sway through the crowd to an empty space

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af6jOq0dWqo


Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share

The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to them
Let’s give it back

How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning

How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
Now to pay our share

 


“Watch out you might get what you’re after”

 


“Ticket to ride, white line highway
Tell all your friends, they can go my way
Pay your toll, sell your soul
Pound for pound costs more than gold”

 

 


“Just start to chase your dreams
Up out your seats, make your body sway
Socialize, get down, let your soul lead the way”

Be Near Me ~ABC

Posted: April 13, 2014 in ABC, Music

“The message is perfectly simple
The meaning is clear
Don’t ever stray too far
And don’t disappear
No don’t disappear

Never had that feeling

Until I looked at you…yes it’s true…”

 


“It’s not the way you look
It’s not the way that you smile
Although there’s something to them”

 

Catch my Fall ~Billy Idol

Posted: April 13, 2014 in Billy Idol, Music

“I’ve traveled and unwound my own truth yeah
I’ve laid my head on the rock of youth yeah
i’ve trusted and then broken my own word
Just to keep me free in this mad, mad world

It could happen to you so think for youreself

If I should stumble

Catch my fall”

 

Goody Two Shoes ~Adam Ant

Posted: April 13, 2014 in Adam Ant, Music

Hello and welcome to Sunday Night Tunes! Tonight, I continue with the 80′s and focus on Retro Club Music, especially the ones played at local clubs around the Elizabeth, New Jersey area during the era. Hoping you join me and enjoy this evening’s selections. Blessed be…Iliana the White Rabbit. :)

“No one’s gonna tell me
What’s wrong and what’s right
Or tell me who to eat with, sleep with
Or that I’ve won the big fight, big fight”

 


3 amigos

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
~Albert Camus

Inner Peace Award

Posted: April 12, 2014 in Awards

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Presented to me by one of the most charming persons in the blogosphere, Don Charisma found at this awesome blog –> http://doncharisma.org

This is the link to the nomination post –> The Inner Peace Award | Don Charisma

Don Charisma has re-made the badge for this award by choosing Yoda. If I were to have chosen a new image representative of inner peace, I would have chosen the same–Master Yoda! ;)

The charming Don states that “the inner peace award is one of my favourite awards. It’s a lovely idea. I mean, with all the turmoil that happens in our lives, who doesn’t like inner peace or want more of it?”

To me, this award is for those bloggers who through their blog, no matter the content, seek the wisdom of Yoda or inner peace. These bloggers are on a journey, infused with the apropos humor, illustrating acceptance of the knowledge that all is folly and that one must learn to control it cause there ain’t no way to get rid of it. The key to such wisdom, “Do or do not. There is no try!” ~Master Yoda

Thank you so much Don Charisma for yet another fantastic award. I accept!

Conditions for Accepting the Award:

The only “rule” for the inner peace award is that you write a short piece on why you are accepting it. Don Charisma suggests that you forward on to other bloggers who you think would like it, 3-10 up to you, he says. I chose my favorite #7.

Why I’m Accepting the Inner Peace Award:

Inner Peace at a time where Outer Turmoil seems to reign is necessary to ensure a harmonious life within a chaotic environment. Through my photographs and quotes, I aim to still my mind of negative thoughts and to raise my vibration frequencies. Through such activities, the turmoil of life sways to an inner peace that I hope transcends to my followers/viewers/readers by sharing the results in my blog.

Awardees

I’m awarding this “The Inner Peace Award” to:

1. the sacred road | 18+ for mature content….Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever!

2. Rethinking Life | Art and the philosophy of life

3. belsbror | Like it or not, it’s already written, my way.

4. CRAZY LIFE | I was born not knowing and have only little time to change that here and there

5. Kintal | the impressions are nonverbatim and are not to be taken literally, chew it thoroughly to avoid indigestion.

6. Friendly Fairy Tales | Fairy Tales and Poetry Celebrating Magic and Nature for Kids of all Ages

7. Gardening in Greenwood | Life Through a Gardener’s Lens…

Enjoy and thank you for what you do! Iliana the White Rabbit…

 

 


Spring

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.”
~Ruth Stout

Butterfly Light Award

Posted: April 10, 2014 in Awards

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Is it awards season? Must be! I was just nominated for a brand spanking new award called the Butterfly Light Award …

by Don Charisma at Don Charisma | because anything is possible with Charisma … Thank you so much Don! The link to the nomination may be found at http://doncharisma.org/2014/04/10/the-butterfly-light-award-disco-flutterby-award/comment-page-1/#comment-42114

Conditions for Accepting the Award

1. You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them. You MAY NOT lump this award in with a batch of other awards.

2. You must individually name and re-award to a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 9999999 bloggers. You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback (I’d suggest their about page).

3. You must link back to the originator of the award, Belinda, either to http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/i-love-charismatic-geeks/ OR http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about/

4. You must write a short paragraph (yes only one paragraph – damn this is easy) – Entitled either “How I’m Spreading Light” OR “How I’m A Positive Influence”

5. Display Belinda’s lovely “Butterfly Light Award” badge on your blog.

How I’m A Positive Influence

Natural environments are aesthetic and pleasing to the eye, which in turn causes relaxation. My blog offers these visuals through my hobby–>photography. I’m no expert and use a very inexpensive Canon Digital Camera, yet the activity is so fulfilling for me. Taking pictures of enchanting and magical places is my therapy to alleviate anxiety caused by childhood trauma. I share my therapeutic art in hopes of positively enhancing my viewers’ perspective, if just for a moment.

Awardees

I’m awarding this “The Butterfly Light Award” specifically to:

Kendall Kessler Art | Original Art by Award Winning Artist Kendall Kessler

Peace, love and patchouli | A blog of life according to me

And

Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons | Unexpected Blessings Along the Way

And I’m awarding in general to:

anyone who is reading this.

Therefore, if you want the award, grab it. It’s yours! If not, move on. You are all wonderful to me!

Once again, thank you Don Charisma, you are too charming. ;) And thank you to Belinda the Idiot Writer who originated the award. I’m supposed to ping back to her but have no idea what that means so here are links to her: either to http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/i-love-charismatic-geeks/ OR http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about/

May the butterfly light brighten and quicken your being eternally. Blessed be to all you awesome bloggers.

Iliana the White Rabbit

 


Grand Maison

“Where thou art, that is home.” ~Emily Dickinson

The Versatile Blogger Award

Posted: April 10, 2014 in Awards

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Another Award! And…Imagine receiving three of the same kind of awards…in a matter of days, two on the same day?! It happened to me.

On April 7, I was nominated by Kendall Kessler Art | Original Art by Award Winning Artist Kendall Kessler where you will find the artist Kendall and her captivating artwork. Then, on April 9, I was nominated for the same award by two different awesome bloggers: One nomination came from Peace, love and patchouli | A blog of life according to me , where you will find Ms. K. and her very refreshingly sweet blog with diverse candy. That same day, Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons | Unexpected Blessings Along the Way nominated me for the same award! Kim is the blogger and her brilliant storytelling, or is it blogtelling, will blow you away. Whatever, her writing is dazzlingly animated. I am truly honored and thank these three awesome bloggers, who astonishingly have first names that begin with K, for remembering me. I accept! :D Please do visit their blogs, which are all very different yet alike in that all three are admirable blogs. Hope you find the time to visit them.

For access to each individual nomination post, click on each of the following:

1. Nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! | Kendall Kessler Art

2. Awards (a first attempt at a big ole thank you) | Peace, love and patchouli

3. Versatile Blogger Award | Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons

My dilemma: Do I create three different posts or just one? I decided on one post since all nominations are for the same award: The Versatile Blogger Award.

Another dilemma: Although all three nominations were for the same award, all three had different rules. I decided to merge all rules and came up with the following:

Rules: 

1.  Post the award nomination on your blog, thanking the person who nominated you.

     Include the link to their blog on the post.

2. Include 7 interesting random facts about yourself.

2.  Nominate 7 to 15 bloggers you feel are worthy of this award.

3. Notify your nominees individually. I usually post on their “About” or “Awards” page.

4. Display the award on your blog. See my “Awards” tab for example.

Seven (7) Interesting and Random Facts about Myself:

1. In the wilderness is where I feel most alive since I feel something is out there ready to devour

   me at any time. Creepy, I know it.

2. Cats are my absolute preferred pets because they are silly beings that crack me up.

3. Recently, I began to dance with fairies in my garden created just for them.

4. When I travel, after the third day away, I get homesick and begin the journey back. No kidding. 

5. Star gazing soothes my being.

6. Oceans that sparkle enchant me–I’ll sit there for hours just gazing out onto the horizon.

7. Sunrises and sunsets are musts in my life–at least twice a week, no less.

Nominees: Please note that you do not have to accept the award. Simply know that I think you deserve it because of your blog’s content and hope I made you smile. If you choose to accept the award, follow the rules. At first it is daunting, but once you are into it, it is most enjoyable. This activity allows you to make the time to visit those blogs you are constantly trying to make time to visit but never get to. Well, here is that opportunity not only to visit but to appreciate your fellow bloggers. Enjoy!

1. hocuspocus13 | Magickal Arts

2. Blaze’s Blog

3. Noir | the darker side to sedge808

4. omtatjuan | My Path is No Better Than Yours… It’s A Path.

5. Friendly Fairy Tales | Fairy Tales and Poetry Celebrating Magic and Nature for Kids of all Ages

6. Worldly Winds | It’s not easy being me!

7. Rethinking Life | Art and the philosophy of life

8. Nature & Travel Photography | Let the photographs carry memories of places and let these be cherished for life.

9. who is bert | a dialogue on mind, consciousness and existence

10. AmazinglyBrash….Stripping You Naked | Think Outside the Box so you’re comfortable living In It!!!!

11. Kintal | the impressions are nonverbatim and are not to be taken literally, chew it thoroughly to avoid indigestion.

12. thewallgalleryblog | Artist Kirt Tisdale talks about his Art Gallery

13. AshiAkira’s Blog | Just another WordPress.com site

14. Gardening in Greenwood | Life Through a Gardener’s Lens…

15. Kelly’s Wandering Mind | Exclusive Inflictions by Kelly Lewis

Thank you again to my fellow bloggers for this stupendous nomination! Nominated or not, all of you bloggers deserve awards. I’m still trying to get the hang of this so the process is slow–spent all day getting this acceptance post ready. However, it was great to take the time out to visit fellow bloggers who have been on my mind and catching up on their doings. Wish I could have left more “likes” and “comments,” but as I mentioned, I’ve been at this since about 9 a.m. this morning, and it is now 3 p.m.–yep! It was like “friends day”! And, what a variety of blogs! Well, you can tell by the blog names above. On the downside, I was saddened to find that some bloggers have gone. Anyways, for those of you who find your blog link up above, glad you are still there. I had an amazingly excellent time perusing through each blog. Thank you for what you do in the Blogosphere. Remember, although you don’t see or hear from me, I’m always there…watching, observing, reading… ;) Blessed be always…Iliana the White Rabbit

Angel Award

Posted: April 9, 2014 in Awards

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A special thank you to Don Charisma from Don Charisma | because anything is possible with Charisma who nominated me for the Angel Award back on April 5th, 2014. Don Charisma’s Blog is fascinatingly angelic in a charismatic way, you may say. Most of my followers also follow Don Charisma so you probably understand what I mean. If you have never had the opportunity to visit Don Charisma’s Blog, this is the time! You’ll absolutely follow him. Don’t want to give anything away so I’ll leave it at that. Do hope you have the time to visit him.

To view award post please click here à The Angel Award – Thanks Angie :) | Don Charisma

As for my nomination, I accept! It’s an angelic award since not much work must be done other than:

1. Copy the award logo on post announcing nomination for the award.

2. Post and that’s it!

You can add whatever else you want to add.

What will I add other than the required part of accepting the award?

1. If you are reading these words, you are an angel deserving of this award because you gave me your time. Time…it’s the greatest gift to give, and you gave it to me here, on my blog.

Thank you and enjoy your award!

2. Add the Award Logo and Announcement on my “Award” Tab.

Thank you once again to Don Charisma–I love my Angel Award!

Blessed be…Ms. Hakes from here on Iliana the White Rabbit–I’m evolving again. ;)


Dusk

“…in that dilated moment after sunset when the sky holds all the light…”
~David Wroblewski, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle    


sailing

“I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.”
~Ricky Skaggs


Color in the Garden

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ”
~Oscar Wilde

So Far Away ~Dire Straits

Posted: April 6, 2014 in Dire Straits, Music

Hope you enjoyed tonight’s tunes. Join me again next Sunday around 8tish…Blessed be!

“Here I am again in this mean old town
And you’re so far away from me
And where are you when the sun goes down
You’re so far away from me.”

Counting Stars ~OneRepublic

Posted: April 6, 2014 in Music, OneRepublic

“Everything that kills me makes me feel alive…”

 

 


“I’m waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I’m breathing in the chemicals…”


“I’ll stop the world and melt with you
You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time
And there’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you….”


Life is so strange.

Destination Unknown.”

 

Just Like a Pill ~Pink

Posted: April 6, 2014 in Music, Pink

“Run just as fast as I can
To the middle of nowhere
To the middle of my frustrated fears
And I swear you’re just like a pill
Instead of makin’ me better,
You keep makin’ me ill….”

Red Red Wine ~UB40

Posted: April 6, 2014 in Music, UB40

“Red, red wine
Go to my head
Make me forget that I
Still need her so”


It’s been a while…hush hush…

“I’m in the dark, I’d like to read his mind
But I’m frightened of the things I might find….”

 


“Baby you a song…You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.”

 


Can’t get enough of Eddie!

“I feel a hunger, it’s a hunger
That tries to keep a man awake at night
Are you the answer? I shouldn’t wonder
When I can feel you whet my appetite
With all the power you’re releasing
It isn’t safe to walk the city streets alone
Anticipation is running through me
Let’s find the keys and turn this engine on….”

 


“Acting on your best behaviour
Turn your back on mother nature
Everybody wants to rule the world

It’s my own design
It’s my own remorse
Help me to decide
Help me make the most

Of freedom and of pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world….”

 

Come Undone ~Duran Duran

Posted: April 6, 2014 in Duran Duran, Music

Welcome to Sunday Night Tune! Follow the White Rabbit and stay for tea tunes! Hope you enjoy. ;)

“Mine, immaculate dream made breath and skin
I’ve been waiting for you
Signed, with a home tattoo,
Happy birthday to you was created for you…”


steps

“You could not step twice into the same rivers, for other waters are ever flowing on to you.”

~Heraclitus

Sunshine Award

Posted: April 4, 2014 in Awards

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Yay! I’ve been nominated, again, for the Sunshine Award by fellow blogger Belsbror! You can locate this one of a kind blog here belsbror | Like it or not, it’s already written, my way. and I am certain you will be delighted by his witty way of narrating everyday life. Please do visit this fellow blogger who has showered sunshine rays upon my day. Thank you so much for this award. This blog is highly recommended–please visit!

First rule for accepting this award is to copy the above picture on a blog post you will create, expressing your emotions and thoughts about your nomination, writing something describing the blog who nominated you, my blog in this case, as well as posting the link to my blog somewhere on the same post.

Second rule: Somewhere on your blog, have a list of the awards you have received for the nomination and accepted, including this one, if you don’t have one already–usually this is the link to your acceptance post plus the picture. For an example, see my “Awards” tab. That’s how I do it.

The third rule is to write ten pieces of information about myself.

1. I love blogging.

2. I love cats.

3. I love photography.

4. I love nature.

5. I believe in magic.

6. I believe ends are beginnings.

7. I believe people should live to flourish not to survive.

8. I believe reading is better than television.

9. I enjoy reading about Chaos Theory

10. Fractals fascinate me.

Next rule is to nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” I also believe that every blogger who begins a blog and persistently continues it with his or her own unique flavor deserves the Sunshine Award. Each one is a ray of sunshine! I nominate all my followers and every blogger who reads this since all, in one way or the other, “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” Please browse through my “Followers and Following List.” I suggest you begin with those who “like” my blogs since it is easier. :) But, honestly, all of the blogs I follow are great in their own unique way–just wish I had more time to visit each more often.

Finally, after nominations, leave a comment about and a link to each nominee’s blog about their achievement if you decide on just 10–that is if you choose to accept the nomination. If you cannot accept, just know this blogger just sun-kissed you today and smile! :)

Thank you again Belsbror and to all who read/follow my blog. Here’s sunshine for all of you since all bloggers deserve such awards in my humble opinion.

 


downtown miami

“When you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go–>Downtown!

~Petula Clark


Egret

“My heart is like a singing bird.”

~Christina Rossetti