Las Posadas at Cayo   Leave a comment

Posadas 2014

My turn came up this year last Friday for the Anglican Cathedral’s Posadas, and I played host again to the Holy Family at my island.  Several people visited, and I took one on a tour of the space station while he was there.  (He enjoyed it a lot, despite it being several hundred years ahead of his preferred time period, 1928 Berlin.)  The statues have technically moved on for the year, but I’ve hung on to copies for my own use.  Any who would like to visit through December 24 are welcome.  However, I’d also encourage you to follow the travels of the “actual” Holy Family by joining the Anglicans of Second Life group.  Notices are posted most days on where the Posadas statues will be bound to, and all are welcome to participate in the rites, as well as share fellowship.

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Posadas Begin, and an Artist to Know   Leave a comment

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The Anglican Cathedral’s Advent tradition of Posadas has begun again.  For the next four weeks, the Holy Family will travel toward Epiphany Island, stopping at houses and other places along the way for a night or two.  Here we see the statues at Philemon’s and Isabel’s house, a small corner of Canada in the ocean of the Grid.  If you’re interested in keeping up with Mary and Joseph and wish to follow them on their travels, join the Anglican Cathedral group, and you’ll get a daily landmark to where the statues will be.

lindsay Sabetha

While at Phil and Isabel’s house yesterday, I was privileged to meet a friend of theirs, lindsay Sabetha, who is an artist in Real Life, working in acrylics.  She was exhibiting some of her work in a small gallery near where the Posadas statues stood yesterday, and I spoke with her for a time.  lindsay lives east of Toronto in the country, and was extremely lucky to have studied in her younger days under the late Arthur Lismer, CC, one of the founding members of the Canadian Group of Seven (generally credited with establishing a uniquely Canadian æsthetic in landscapes).  If you’re familiar with Lismer’s work, you can see the influences here in lindsay’s style; but I’m tempted to say that her use of color is a touch bolder than her mentor’s was.  She also does excellent seascapes, and I’d urge you to take in an exhibit if you ever get a chance to.

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A Last Bit of Sunshine   Leave a comment

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“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau

The merchants at the monthly Uber event are giving us a last splash of summer before we settle into coats and sweaters for the winter.  The cold season comes fast and hard in Second Life — one day your sim may be sunshiny and all flowers; the next, you’re blanketed in white.  Why not find somewhere to take in a little last-minute color to tide you over until spring returns?

Want more sunshine before the snow flies? Turn the page.

Autumn’s Splendor   1 comment

Harper Ganesvoort:

A magnificent series of photos by Caoimhe Lionheart; go view the entire set at her own blog!!!

Originally posted on an chailín álainn :

Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels.  But their magic sparkles in nature.  ~Lynn Holland

Caoimhe~Autumn Fairy

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Posted November 30, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Uncategorized

Happy Thanksgiving 2014   Leave a comment

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Reflecting on My 7th Anniversary   Leave a comment

Reflecting on My 7th Anniversary

Seven years of this blog — that’s three years longer than when I was writing about politics.  Almost nobody wanted to listen to what I had to say on that old blog, which has long since been deleted; here in Second Life, I’ve been able to do things more creative, develop friends, and just plain have fun — and I’m pretty sure that others are paying attention to me, based on my stats.

Not that I have it perfect.  I was talking about this anniversary with Harper Beresford of A Passion for Virtual Fashion while I was shooting this picture, and I had to wince and laugh at some of the stuff I’ve inflicted on you in these electronic pages over seven years.  Underexposed photos; overblown styles; a few journalistic gaffes as well — I claim no perfection here.  It’s a constant striving toward that impossible goal, never reaching it, but always trying to hit it, and resolving to do better if at all possible.

As always, thanks for indulging me enough to visit and give me the encouragement (and ego-boo) to keep on with that striving.  Let’s see where the next year takes me!

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Just before I published this article, I remembered this song done by Janis Ian a few years ago.  It’s been a few years for all of us since the young girl who wrote and performed “Society’s Child” in the Sixties and “At Seventeen” in the Seventies.  Janis has seen a lot of heartbreak and joy, the loss and then refinding of her most prized possession, and coming out of the closet to the world.  So she figured it was time to share her memories….

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To a Friend Estranged from Me   Leave a comment

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Now goes under, and I watch it go under, the sun
That will not rise again.
Today has seen the setting, in your eyes cold and senseless as the sea,
Of friendship better than bread, and of bright charity
That lifts a man a little above the beasts that run.

Turn the page for more….

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