This was going to be yet another fashion post. I shot and processed the photos to be about the shoes and my skin. I had even started writing the entry. But something kept going through the back of my mind, and I decided to share it instead. So no, the pictures don’t illustrate the story. But I’m not going to apologise for that.
I suppose this is what I would classify as a “Mood” post. Normally I write those when I’m sad or upset. I’ve had a few knocks in recent months, but this blog, and more importantly, the people in my virtual life, have helped me to weather them. I see so many people complaining, whinging and moaning in Second Life, on Facebook and other social media platforms. All. The. Time. And it does make me sad, which in turn makes me angry. I know that a lot of people feel the need to express their hardship with a torrent of emotion to anyone within earshot (or viewing distance, as the case may be). But when all you hear from a person is vitriolic spewing against their partner, family, circumstance or whatever (perceived) injustice may have been dumped upon their head, it’s easy to become immune to the suffering they may actually be experiencing. It becomes a bit like the boy who cried wolf. Or being trapped in a cave with a never-ending echo.
Now, before you start giving me a hard time about being cold or insensitive, hear me out. I am not without compassion. I am not without empathy. And I am not without fault. I, too, have carried on about some horrible occurrence(s) in my life. But I do try to confine it to one or two people. Preferably, those who are directly involved. And if not, to a confidante whom I know I can pour my heart and soul out to, and he or she can do the same with me. I’m a private person, and I try to shield all but the closest to me from any outpouring of emotion.
So here’s the skinny…I’m happy. I’m smiling. And I’m so blessed to have those few wonderful people in my life. And I have this blog where I can express myself freely. My wish for those of you who seem to have nothing but one horrible thing after another happen to you is for peace. And the ability to see that there are silver linings and unexpected unicorns everywhere, just waiting to be discovered.
You just have to be willing to look for them.
Skin: [PF] Harley – Arcade 02 (The Arcade)
Hair: tram C407 hair / maroon (size40)
Top: DN Mesh: Bodysuit
Skirt: DN Mesh: Pleated Skirt
Shoes: [Gos] Mae Platform – Polka Dot (FaMESHed)
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Summer LadyBird – White (The Arcade)
Earrings: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Earring :: HESPERIDE ::
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Glacial River, w3)
Top photo: Glitterati – Backed Up 10
Bottom photo: [Ca.co] Lusty 10F
Great message. I second it completely. I have a second blog called The Weekly Mash [and Peace!] where each day has a different theme and Tuesdays I dedicate to news in any shape, way or form but for the most part i have ended up fidning stories that inspire me or are creative or different and my hope is that they will encourage others to do the same so that we can start celebrating good and creative and innovative and positive a lot more – resonates deeply with what you are saying here… http://mashandpeace.wordpress.com/tues
I try not to get too philosophical in my blog, but sometimes a situation calls for it. Thank you for your comments. I’ll be sure to check out your blogs!
I love coming here Peep, you have always been positive here and for that I am grateful 😀
Awww thank you 🙂 I actually screwed up and left this scheduled for today (I had postponed it until tomorrow, I thought!). I wanted to think about whether or not to post it because I feared it might be a wee bit negative. But I haven’t yet regretted a post I’ve made, and I refuse to regret this one. I’m so glad you considered it positive. Hugs, Wendz ((♥))
/me hugs you right back!
Negativity breeds negativity. Why I try to surround myself with people who uplift instead of bringing down. Thanks for sharing. Nice pictures as well.
Thank you, spunk 🙂
Peep, your gal is in thought just as you must have been writing this post. I actually feel what you are saying looking at the images. Life is so unexpected. I am sad to hear that lately life has given you unexpected things to deal with. Your thoughts are positive and resilient. There must be those unexpected unicorns everywhere as you mentioned because you seem to often catch inspiration and create beautiful work.
Thank you so much, Allyson 🙂 I have tried to make my blog a platform that crosses both worlds. I hope that I am succeeding 🙂
aww, here’s to the unicorns!
Also, we’re organizing a group photo for Saturday afternoon – hope you’ll be able to come by!
I’m going to try!