Today’s post isn’t going to be a fashion related post, so I apologize in advance for not giving you an eye full of looks from across the grid. These are things that have been on my mind a lot as of late and the opportunity arose to…vent a little bit.
For several months we have watched numerous changes in the world. Both in our real world as well as in our Second Life world. In some ways change is good and can help us to grow, learn, and broaden our horizons. But in other ways, not so good. I, as I’m sure you likely have, have sat back watching it all unfold around us with wide eyes and gaping jaw nearly dragging the ground. I cringe when I watch the news or read an article about the things going on in other countries. I often times want to scream at the representatives of my own city, state, and country. And in SL, I shake my head and sigh. Because of all of these things, I’ve been more pensive, more introspective as of late. And coming from an introvert, that’s a heck of a lot of thinking!
When I become this way, I generally log into real life and curl up with a book, or wander the artistic sims of Second Life, namely one of my favorite artists, Bryn Oh‘s, Immersiva. If you haven’t taken a look at Bryn’s artwork yet, you really are missing out. Sometimes I wish I could wriggle my way inside her brain and just sit for a while to see what she’s dreaming up. Bryn’s latest creation is “The Singularity of Kumiko“, a dark and dangerously unusual world. As I felt my way around in the dark, becoming more and more disoriented with each step, I couldn’t help but see the similarities in our own real world. And perhaps our second one, too. There is so much dissension and animosity that the air feels thick. Including the virtual air. So what do we do about it? I really don’t know. I wish there was a handbook somewhere with the answers. But for me? I’m going to try to stop worrying about possible ulterior motives, apologize more for my mistakes, forgive more the mistakes of others, hug a little tighter, and be thankful for each and every day I wake.
I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday. It’s hump day! And if you find yourself twiddling your thumbs today, head over to Immersiva.