zondag 30 juni 2013

Remembering Poe

Remembering Poe

Isn’ t it creepy how RL creeps into SL with us sometimes, in the form of our moods, anxieties, fears or dreams.... Obvious and inevitable, I know, but still.........

I was pondering on this just the other day, when I found myself in the beautiful Bamboo Gardens of China. Beautiful, but very eerie as well. My mood gloomy and down, I felt a little worried with RL issues of a definite nightmarish nature. How appropriate this place seemed......with this mysterious, Dark and overwhelming force of light, wind and energy pushing me on and on, so powerful I could lean into it.It rendered me feeling utterly helpless and insignificant.

How vulnerable are we! Not at all in what we own but the more so in what we love and cherish. I felt eyes and throat filling up as I remembered the words of Edgar Allen Poe. How he described our hopeless inabillity to grasp and hold on to all and everything we keep close to our heart. No matter how fiercely we clench our fist, it all eludes us like grains of sand slipping through our failing fingers. 

Leaves me wondering; was Poe right? Is our Life, Real or Otherwise, just

A Dream Within A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?



Blouse:                   Folded Blouse [Floral Blue], GizzA
Shorts:                   Cotton Shorts [Pastel Ocean], GizzA
Hair:                       Colbie, Truth
Shoes:                   Ursula Wedge, [GOS]
Jewellery:              BANGBANG set, Finesmith
Nails:                     Lilac, Finesmith.

maandag 17 juni 2013

Back in Business.

Back in Business.

It happens to all of us, we all know and hate it: RL interfering with our SL. This time it happened to me, so it has been a while since my last blog.

Finally this weekend, I found the time and the right frame of mind to go out shopping and come up with a blogpost. First time in weeks......

The weather was great, the sun was out and everything blooming and flowering filled the air with that special smell of summer. What an atmosphere to pack a big bag with Lindens and a good mood and head out for a merciless spree, with no intention at all to take any prisoners whatsoever... OMG, how I love this !!

I was surprised by the amount of new shops of all kinds that have emerged lately. I had my wicked way with a whole score of them; I’d been saving notecards from shops I knew I just had to visit.

Behold the result:

At the . L I M I T E D . B A Z A A R . I found this colourful, summery FLORA outfit by GIZZA.
Scrounging around at L’ASSESSOIRES I came across this fab KUNGLERS jewellery.
The DONNA’s I rustled up at REDGRAVES’ shoe department. These offer lots of colour options, so adapting them to my outfit was real easy. Great stuff.

I found this gorgeous giant pergola and thought it would make a wonderful summery backdrop for a couple of pictures.

Hope you like!


Dress:               Flora outfit, GizzA
Shoes:               Donna, Redgrave
Necklace:          Yara, Kunglers
Hair:                  "Sayaka3", ""D!va""
Nails:                 SOlid Red, Finesmith.