Monday, May 17, 2010

My New Outfit

New dress! Midnight Dove blouse from Bird of Prey, Indira skirt & corset from Emo-tions.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Song du Jour: Ingrid Michaelson "Maybe"



I don't want to be the one to say goodbye
But I will, I will, I will
I don't want to sit on the pavement while you fly
But I will, I will, oh yes I will

Maybe in the future, you're gonna come back, you're gonna come back around
Maybe in the future, you're gonna come back, you're gonna come back

The only way to really know is to really let it go
Maybe you're gonna come back, you're gonna come back, you're gonna come back to me

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday's song: ALO Big Appetite



Why can’t we be happy with what’s happening
Instead of always running for the door
When ambition is starting to sting
It keeps us always wanting more

Well hey, hey alright, we got a big appetite
Oh,oh my love, when is enough enough

And when it hits you, happens so fast
Sometimes it’s hard, hard to keep track
I could tell you what you already know
But I can’t tell you what it is to let go

Hey, hey alright, we got a big appetite
Oh,oh my love, when is enough enough

Cause it’s never been easy to let what will be just be
And when we’re looking at the love all around us
Does it blind us or is that what this whole thing is for?
Our love might be boundless but we always need more

Hey, hey alright, we got a big appetite
Oh,oh my love, when is enough enough
Hey, hey alright, we got a big appetite
Oh,oh my love, sometimes it’s never enough

Cause it’s never been easy to let what will be just be

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A song for Tuesday: Broken Bells "The High Road"



We're bound to wait all night
She's bound to run amok
Invested enough in it anyhow
To each his own
The garden needs sorting out
She curls her lips on the bow
And I don't know if i'm dead or not
To anyone

Come on and get the minimum
Before you open up your eyes
This army has so many heads
to analyze
Come on and get your overdose
Collect it at the borderline
And they want to get up in your head

Cause they know, and so do I
The high road is hard to find
A detour to your new life
Tell all of your friends goodbye

The dawn to end all nights
That's all we hoped it was
A break form the warfare in your house
To each his own
The soldier is bailing out
He curled his lips on a barrel
And I don't know if the dead can talk
To anyone

Come on and get the minimum
Before you open up your eyes
This army has so many hands
are you one of us?
Come on and get your overdose
Collect it at the borderline
And they want to get up in your head

Cause they know, and so do I
The high road is hard to find
A detour to your new life
Tell all of your friends goodbye

It's too late to change your mind
You let loss be your guide

Monday, May 3, 2010

Places in Second Life: Athan Selidor

There are places in SL you go to hang out with friends. There are places you go to shop, or dance, or role play. And then there are places you go to to just be. To stand on a beautiful shoreline and breathe in a sunset, watch a wave crash on a rock, explore the corners of an ancient library. These are the beautiful places. The places that take your breath away, make you want to just stop and stare. Or sit and meditate. To, like I said, breathe. And be.



This is Athan Selidor. An island. An ancient building. A library of obscure wisdom. A refuge.

I was first shown this place by my dear friend, Draven. An artist and a builder, he has a talent for finding beautiful places in SL--and I am always delighted when he shows me some new place he has discovered in his travels.
There are many tiny islands in Athan, but one large main one. On that is the library. Or maybe it is a temple.

It has the feel of antiquity and peace that go with ruins, and yet it is not ruined. Balconies and galleries like a castle, even a tiny chapel in the bottom. Then again, castle, temple or library, what does it matter. 
It is what it is.

In the basement of the large building on the main island, is the library, Liber Obscurum. While visiting here I have met few people. One wandering vampire, and the man who tends the library, Talisein Llewellyn. 
If you have questions he will be happy to answer them. There are notecards about as well, with information on a number of arcane topics. Me, I like some things to remain a mystery. 

I like to think of this as an kind of abandoned Atlantean outpost. Perhaps a beautiful and wise people once lived and loved here. Then one day abandoned their paradise because  whatever serendipity that drove them pushed them in a different direction. 
I can almost see their ships pulling away, taking them to new horizons.
Will they return? Who can say. Only time and the tides can tell.