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A Journey   Leave a comment

It’s a journey … that I propose … I am not the guide … nor
technical assistant … I will be your fellow passenger …

Though the rail has been ridden … winter clouds cover …
autumn’s exuberant quilt … we must provide our own guide-posts …

I have heard … from previous visitors … the road washes out
sometimes … and passengers are compelled … to continue
groping … or turn back … I am not afraid …

I am not afraid … of rough spots … or lonely times … I don’t
fear … the success of this endeavor … I am Ra … in a space …
not to be discovered … but invented …

I promise you nothing … I accept your promise … of the same
we are simply riding … a wave … that may carry … or crash …

It’s a journey … and I want … to go …

Nikki Giovanni, “A Journey” (written 1943)
From The Collected Poems of Nikki Giovanni, ©2003 by Nikki Giovanni; published by HarperCollins

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Eyes: IKON Hope eyes (Royal)
  • Hair: D!va Hair Scarlett
  • Outfit: Indyra Alais Halter (Saffron) and pants (Espresso Dark)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Leya
  • Jewelry: Indyra Chablis ring (Gold/Black); EarthStones Ruffle Around earrings (Emerald/Gold); Indyra Sylph bangles (Gold)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Livia Nella (Omega, slot 5)
    • Lipstick: alaskametro Mage (Omega, slot 6)
    • Nails: ZOZ Soft Flowers Tips (Omega, slot 8)

Photographed in SSOC region (Tokyo WindHill City)

“Public Greensward”   Leave a comment

“The complete separation of toil and leisure has given Ardana this perfectly balanced social system ….”

Droxine (Diana Ewing), Star Trek (original series), “The Cloud Minders”

“Those who receive the rewards are totally separated from those who shoulder the burdens ….”

Spock, same episode

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“The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it; tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration to the whole system.”

The woman reflected on those words, written on a stone plaque near the entrance, as she strolled along the pathways of the park.  The thing, of course, was that there was much more space available in the 19th Century than in the 32nd.  This small “park” was contained inside a floating force bubble, and was not accessible to the groundlings who “lived” beneath the sky towers.  The woman shuddered at that memory; she had seen the ground levels in the past ….

Now why did that give her a cautionary twinge, as if she could just perceive the makings of a great catastrophe in the future …?  No, there was nothing to worry about; better to enjoy life to the fullest, and the future would deal with itself.

While, thousands of meters beneath her on the surface streets, the future simmered and roiled … and waited ….

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The details:

Harper as “Keiko” is wearing:

  • Head Akeruka Nami 2.5 Bento
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign (Emerald)
  • Hair: *TKW* (Tukinowaguma) Kasumi
  • Outfit: Agata Youen (available at current round of re:Japonica)
  • Pants: GreaneDesign Rhonda leather pants (applier)
  • Shoes: J. A Creations SLink mules (Rainbow Red)
  • Accessories: SlackGirl Hallow “rings” (on 2 fingertips, each hand); SlackGirl Interlace ring; Zibska Tzofi gacha set (gold — collar, pasties, pauldrons, tiara, “orbit” decorations)

Makeup:

  • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Syria (Akeruka, slot 6)
  • Lipstick: alaskametro Dryad (Omega, slot 1)
  • Blush: Zibska Woosh (Omega, slot 10, HUD setting [blush])
  • Lashes: FATELashes 2
  • Fingernails: SlackGirl Lourds prim nails
  • Toenails: One eyed Cat Catherine (Maitreya, slot 1)

Photographed in Sindaria region; teleport to landing platform first, and pick up observer tag to wear while exploring

Riverside   Leave a comment

“… A good river is nature’s life work in song ….”

Mark Helprin, Freddy and Fredericka

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A Beautiful Morning

It’s a beautiful mornin’
I think I’ll go outside a while,
An’ just smile.
Just take in some clean fresh air, boy
Ain’t no sense in stayin’ inside
If the weather’s fine and you got the time.
It’s your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day ….

— “A Beautiful Morning,” by Edward Brigati and Felix Cavaliere

We’ve actually managed to get a lot done this week, and so I rewarded myself with a side trip.  I did a little shopping at the Liaison Collaborative, then went up the stairs to the other, “non-affiliated” areas (shall we call them), and found some nice spots to shoot in while I’m wearing this dress.  I really love Baiastice; in fact, I went to the main store (“Horrors!  You shopped at the main store???“) the other day, and spotted a bunch of things that I’ll snaffle up when I get a chance.  Even lots of the “classic” Standard Sizing items will still work on a mesh body.

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My Own Home

I finally feel comfortable enough that I’ve gone ahead and took out a rental house, at a place called Footprints In the Sand.  Hanging out at Harper’s island is nice, and she’s told me I’m welcome to come back any time; but one longs for a place of your own, your own “plot o’ ground,” so to speak, even if you’re renting it.

More about my new house on the next page

Eternity in Sydney City

“Sydney is rather like an arrogant lover. When it rains, it can deny you its love and you can find it hard to relate to. It’s not a place that’s built to be rainy or cold. But when the sun comes out, it bats its eyelids; it’s glamorous, beautiful, attractive, smart, and it’s very hard to get away from its magnetic pull.”

Baz Luhrmann

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Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’
So hush, little baby, don’t you cry

“Summertime,” lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin

One of the things I don’t like about living in the South is the heat in the summer.  As I always say when someone thinks I’m insane for wanting to move back to Michigan year round, “You can dress for the cold.  You can’t undress for the heat — legally.”

Well, at least you can dress as lightly as possible; that helps a little.  This outfit by Liziaah does the trick quite nicely.

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