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

Nothing Else Matters ~Metallica

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Metallica, Music
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open mind for a different view…

No Quarter ~Led Zep

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Led Zep, Music
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Close the door, put out the light.

The Rain Song ~Led Zep

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Led Zep, Music

It is the summer of my smiles – flee from me Keepers of the Gloom.
Speak to me only with your eyes. It is to you I give this tune.
Ain’t so hard to recognize – These things are clear to all from
time to time.

All of My Love ~Led Zep

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Led Zep, Music
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For many hours and days that pass ever soon
the tides have caused the flame to dim
At last the arm is straight, the hand to the loom
Is this to end or just begin?

In the Evening ~Led Zep

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Led Zep, Music
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In the evening, When the day is done

I’m Gonna Crawl ~Led Zeppelin

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Led Zep, Music
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I don’t have to go by plane
I ain’t gotta go by car
I don’t care just where my darling is
People I just don’t care how far

 

Wish You Were Here ~Pink Floyd

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Music, Pink Floyd

Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?

So Far Away ~Dire Straits

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Dire Straits, Music

You’re so far, I just can’t see…You’re so far away from me.”

You Got Lucky ~Tom Petty

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Music, Tom Petty
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…when I found you

 

Kashmir ~Led Zeppelin

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Led Zep, Music
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“All will be reveeeeeeeealed!”

Moving in Stereo ~The Cars

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Music, The Cars

It’s been a while. Those who know me understand the why of my absence–mom is slowly transcending. That’s what I call it. Every now and then, I get some free time and return to peruse through some of my favorite blogs. If possible, I post. Tonight, for old time’s sake and as a tribute to what used to be my Sunday Night Tunes, it’s my pleasure to share what I’m listening to while surfing blogs. Join me…so hope you do. Warm wishes…the White Rabbit.

It’s so easy to blow up your problems
It’s so easy to play up your breakdown
It’s so easy to fly through a window
It’s so easy to fool with the sound

 

Sunset Sustenance

Posted: February 15, 2015 in Photography

sunset

Captivating my soul but for an instant…sustenance for the eternal.

Be Mine Tonight ~Promise Circle

Posted: February 14, 2015 in Photography

Be mine tonight,
We’ll travel through all our memories,
In our own little space in time,
You’ve always been mine…


Originally posted on White Rabbit's Lair:

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

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Be Mine Tonight

Posted: February 14, 2015 in Photography

valentine

Will you? Be mine? If only just tonight?

It’s been quite sometime

but

here I am

On Valentine’s Day

Wishing you warmth

from my heart

~The White Rabbit

2014 in review

Posted: December 30, 2014 in Photography

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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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


 

peek-a-boo

Within I ventured to discover a world unknown…

~Voiceless


Hike

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

~Voiceless


cavern

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

~Voiceless


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

~Voiceless


Coral

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

~Voiceless


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


outhouse

Best philosophizing in such places there be on certain occasions…


look up

It’s a bird…watching me.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunset

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
Humming
Hmmm

If you don’t have a date
Celebrate
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

I BEEN WALKIN’ THE STREETS AT NIGHT
JUST TRYIN’ TO GET IT RIGHT

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
Instead
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…


Gazebo

Stood gazing…

Mesmerized by the shimmer of the sea.


mountain view 1

Clouds forming momentum for the deluge…


Early Morning

Appreciating what is…

Voiceless


sunrise

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

~Voiceless

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