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Téir abhaile riú   2 comments

Look how the light of the town
the lights of the town are shining now
Tonight I’ll be dancing around
I’m off on the road to Galway now

Look how she’s off on the town
She’s off on a search for sailors though
There’s fine fellas here to be found
She’s never been one to stay at home

Home you’ll go and it’s there you’ll stay
And you’ve work to do in the morning
Give up your dream of going away
Forget your sailors in Galway

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú
Téir abhaile riú Mháire
Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile
Mar tá do mhargadh déanta1

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A Journey

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)

One More Visit To the Mont

LaVian at Mont Saint Michel 6

The Archangel loved heights.  Standing on the summit of the tower that crowned his church, wings upspread, sword uplifted, the devil crawling beneath,…Saint Michael held a place of his own in heaven and on earth….  His place was where the danger was greatest; therefore you find him here.  For the same reason he was, while the pagan danger lasted, the patron saint of France.  So the Normans, when they were converted to Christianity, put themselves under his powerful protection.  So he stood for centures on his Mount in Peril of the Sea, watching across the tremor of the immense ocean — immensi tremor oceani — as Louis XI…inscribed on the collar of the Order of Saint Michael which he created.  So soldiers, nobles, and monarchs went on pilgrimage to his shrine; so the common people followed, and still follow, like ourselves….

Henry Adams
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Chapter 1

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Swimsuit Time

“A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table.  There’s nothing wrong with them, but it’s hard to stop thinking about it.”

Garrison Keillor

Bikini Time 1

You wouldn’t believe what I needed to go through to get decent pictures for this article!  Nothing really worked out at the event itself, so I finally shot these at home, before I went down to the pond on my property for my dip. (It turns out natural lighting instead of a packaged WindLight setting — or at least the settings I was trying — was the best way to get the shadows around my face to be not quite as deep as they were trying to be.)

Anyway, I’ve been to Fashiontropic, and picked up some beautiful goodies which I’m showing off here.  I love it all, but truth to tell, I think I love the shoes the most — those heels!  Although I’m an idiot, of course, for walking around on grass and sand in high heels; but, hey, this is Second Life!  The swimsuit — you can’t technically call it a bikini, but it wants to be! — is great as well.

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“To look good in the water you have to pick the right swimsuit. I own close to 500.”

Amanda Beard

Bikini Time 2

The topper in many ways is the jewelry suite (with sun hat!) from Lazuri, which actually goes with a PurpleMoon set that’s being sold in the same shop.  (Poulet and Zuri do a lot of work together these days, remember.)  Being Lazuri, everything is script-changeable, of course, and there are lots of options for pieces with or without the flowers.  I figured I’d throw in a big splash of color, and wore the colors the pieces came in, straight out of the bag, since it was all in range of the blues and greens of the swimsuit.  I don’t know if I’d take all that hardware into the water, but it’s very decorative for a fashionista on the boardwalk!

(A side note:  the hair doesn’t come with the hat; that’s a style from Amacci.  Make sure you copy your hair before you start plucking tufts out to keep it from showing through the hat!  More SL grief and anguish has come from Residents not taking that simple precaution, then removing the hat and discovering they’ve destroyed a favorite hairstyle.  Even Ole Second Life Hands make this mistake; I can testify to that personally.  Make copies, even if your Inventory is groaning!)

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The details:

  • Skin: Glam Affair Cleo (America – Clean B)
  • Hair: Amacci Doris (Dark Copper — edited for Lazuri hat)
  • Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (brightblue)
  • Nails: ZOZ Summer 20015 [sic] French Polish (SLink hands; available at Fashiontropic)
  • Swimsuit: KosmO Varuna (ClassicBlue) (available at Fashiontropic)
  • Shoes: DE.Boutique SS15 Limoncello Heels (Colors) (available at Fashiontropic)
  • Accessories (including hat): Lazuri Cocoa Island suite (available at Fashiontropic)
  • Makeup: MUA Wing eyeshadow (3) (available at Fashiontropic)
  • Attachments: Slink FEMALE Hands and Feet; StrawberrySingh.com Broken Ankle Fix – Ankle Lock v2.0

Bikini Time 3

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The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea

Prism Carolina 1

…The advantages go on and on
In the middle of the sea.
As the centuries have come, they’ve gone
In the middle of the sea.
Days arise to be replaced,
Lines are drawn and lines erased.
Life and death are but verses in a poem.
Out there blood flows …
Who knows?…

The lyrics, from Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures, tell of how Japan was in the years before Commodore Matthew Perry broke the ban against foreigners and trade with other countries in 1853. His “four black dragons” — American steam-powered warships — arrived in a land very much like the world you find in Taka no Sakura, a build of a classic Japanese village from the feudal period. Other things seem to float at times — like a beautiful strapless dress. Prism offers us the new Carolina dress, a lovely strapless cocktail gown in three different colors, with rich patterning on the overskirt and bustier, and a jewel-buckle belt.

Prism Carolina 2

…Here we paint screens,
Plant the rice,
Arrange the flowers,
View the moon,
Exchange the gifts,
Plant the rice,
Arrange tomorrow like today to float,…

Simplicity seems to be called for here, and so I choose one of the simpler sets of jewelry from Lazuri — still chunky and substantial, but much less heavy than other of her collections.  It is HUD driven, like most of her pieces; each one can be controlled individually, or you can click on the necklace to change the metal and major gems on all pieces simultaneously.

Prism Carolina 3

…Slide the screens,
Exchange the poems,
Stir the tea,
Exchange the bows,
Plant the rice,
Arrange tomorrow to be like today,
To float….

The hair is from sYs, and is a lovely progressive style, while the makeup and nail polish goes along with the blue dress and gold jewelry.

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The Details:

  • Skin: PXL Faith (no longer available)
  • Hands: SLink (various poses, mesh)
  • Feet: SLink High (mesh)
  • Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (brightblue)
  • Hair: [sYs] YIU (Red)
  • Nails: ZOZ Gold Dip Polish (SLink hands and feet)
  • Dress: Prism Carolina (Cobalt, mesh)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey Mambo (mesh, SLink high feet)
  • Makeup: Glamorize Dirty Babe lipstick (Twilight); CCD MesmerEyez (BlueAmyth); Miamai XGen Makeup Vintage Liner B Black – No Hair; *BOOM* Liquid Glaze (lashed, Yellow); Miamai Catwalk Lashes (Glitter 01)
  • Jewelry: Necklace and earrings from Lazuri Fall Romance suite

Midnight Dream is now a Lost Region

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