The Hermit

 

I like to go into a little shell and be a hermit and make music for a while. Delta Goodrem

 

 

I like to go into a little shell and be a hermit and make music for a while. Delta Goodrem
There’s no doubt in my mind that this is my time to be a hermit. I’ve stayed on my land inworld, working on creating ideas for my blog. In real life, I got lost in a sea of music and books–anything creative. Sometimes being a hermit takes the edge off of living. It allows us to escape into our own little private bubble. And I needed to wrap myself in a bubble, allowing myself to laugh as much as possible and smile at the best things in life. I buried myself in the endless whole of netflix comedians. I have to say, being a hermit didn’t suck. Actually, it was quite relaxing.
Yet there comes a time, when you have to interact with the world. You have to pop the bubble that you live in, because people aren’t designed to be alone all the time. We’re social creatures, even if it means only spending time with others sometimes. I felt bad for needing space, because not everyone understood the silence. People take it personal. I had many reasons for wanting to close myself off this week, getting lost in my work inworld or spending time in real life.
This past week, I was very busy with real life and I’m going to take a brief second to talk about my real life–only because it effects my time inworld. I’ve waited all summer for a surgery date, but I had to get scans and tests done, before I could even think about booking it. I finally have a date set for surgery. Since I have a date for surgery and now all the details to go forward, my blogging will be sporadic after September 10th. I want to thank my sponsors for their patience and understanding at this time. This was my main reason for needing time alone. I’ve had a week of calling family and friends, giving them all the details. It has been a bit draining, so I needed time alone in all worlds.
Since I felt like a hermit, I decided that this was the perfect time to create a picture of this card in the major arcana. I can relate to it so much this week. It has a simple meaning. “The Hermit Tarot card suggests that you are in a phase of introspection where you are drawing your attention and focus inward and looking for answers within. You have a strong need to understand, not just at the surface level but to really know why life is the way it is. The Hermit reflects that your consciousness has moved inward and you now realize that the truth and understanding you seek is within yourself and not in the distractions of the outside world. This is a perfect time to take a step back from your day-to-day life and deeply contemplate your motivations, personal principles and values.” I definitely needed time alone to recharge my batteries and gain perspective.
As I was withdrawing from the world and evaluating everything, I decided to create a set that reflected my current feelings. So I looked no further than Collabor88 and Equal10. There are so so many items in this picture that are from this round at C88. I’m not going to go through every item, because this blog would be very very long. BUT I will make a quick mention of Equal10. A friend and designer created these cute whimsical bunny ears with flowers–Eliavah at Equal10. They are so so cute. I knew right away that I had to be a “bad” bunny. I also want to mention romp. My mask is from cubic cherry at romp. Finally the majority of the furniture and my body suit are all available at Collabor88. If you like anything featured in the photo above, please check out my credits below.
Cheers,
violet xoxo
Credits.

Credits–Clothing

Drool–Dirty Secrets –Drool for the lelutka hud by Ross Myhre–mainstore
Bunny Ears–Eliavah–Leshya Band by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Equal10 August 2018
Foot Wraps–Fri.–Flora wraps coal by Darling Monday–Collabor88 August 2018
Hair–Rama–Madeline Hair by Katarina Monk–Collabor88 August 2018
Body suit–Scandalize –Kayla by Yanikka–Collabor88 August 2018
Fishnet half shirt–Scandalize –Kayla by Yanikka–Collabor88 August 2018
Blindfold–Cubic Cherry –Ehin by ĸυroι von ѕcнweeтz (kreao.kujisawa)–Romp August 2018
Lollipop–Imeka–Lollipop by NatiWilliams–Equal10 august 2018–comes with poses, but the pose is not featured here
Decor

Bug wall decor–Kosmii–Rainforest Beetle Display– by CORDYCEPS (kera.sharkfin)–Collabor88 August 2018
Floor Lamp–Fancy Decor –Bernard Floor lamp by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
World lamp–Kalopsia –Tropic Touch Lamp by Isabeau Baragula–Collabor88 August 2018
Black Chair–Fancy Decor –Bernard Armchair by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
White candles–Fancy Decor –Bernard Candle by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Leaf Table–Kalopsia –Tropic Touch table by Isabeau Baragula–Collabor88 August 2018
Mirror–Second Spaces –Rainforest bronze by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 August 2018
Pineapple center piece–Kalopsia –Tropic Touch Pineapple by Isabeau Baragula–Collabor88 2018
Credenza–Second spaces –Rainforest Credenza by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 August 2018
Tray–Fancy Decor–Bernard Tray–by Jake Vordun– Collabor88 August 2018
Rock Display–Fancy Decor –Bernard Geodes by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Boxes–fancy decor –Bernard Boxes–by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Books–Fancy Decor –Bernard Books–by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Wall Shelf–Fancy Decor –Bernard Wall Shelf by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Hand held video game–CosmicDust/BunBun–Gamerpro Typers Adult by Max Everidge (bodytothestars)–gacha item
Pizza Box–Peaches N Cream–Cesp Pizza by Mesh by Peaches, textures by CosmicDust–by Max Everidge (bodytothestars) & lα peтιтe peαcн (imaginerabbits)–gacha item
Chip bags–Junk Food –Moritos (Cool Ranch and original) by Radio Bixley (radiomodee)&Latte Bixley (late.billig)–Equal10 August 2018
Soda–Junk Food –Mountain spew, Slrite, Fonta, Plopsie, Redrum Cola–by Radio Bixley (radiomodee)&Latte Bixley (late.billig)–Equal10 August 2018
Hide Rug—The Loft–Corvus Hide Rug by Colleen Desmoulins
Coffee Table–Balaclava–Fiona Coffee Table by Uriah (uriah.eulenberg)
Alcohol on table—ChicaChica–Vermouth Dispenser by Lilo G.Reaper (lilo.denimore)–Collabor88 August 2018
Vase–Second Spaces–Rainforest Bird of paradise leaves by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 August 2018
Laptop–Boom–Super magical Portable Internet Machine by Nene (aranel.ah)–no longer available.
Couch–Brocante –Velvet Sofa by ValiantCo–Collabor88 August 2018
Wall Panel–Kalopsia –Tropic Touch Wallpaper–by Isabeau Baragula–Collabor88 August 2018

Pose–Foxcity –Moody by Satomi Masukami

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The Magician

 

 

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. A. C. Benson

 

 

 

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. A. C. Benson
I’ve had a whirl wind of a week with a lot of surprises. First and foremost, I’d like to thank Utopia for adding me to their bloggers group. I was completely taken by surprise and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity. I hope that I can make Utopia@Design proud. Again, thank you so much for adding me to your blogging family.
Okay, now I have to talk about Collabor88’s birthday bash! As many know, I absolutely adore C88. I’ve been having a love affair with this event, since I started blogging. I look forward to the birthday bash every year. It remains to be one of my favorite events on the grid.
So it is my pleasure to say, this round is ridiculously fabulous. I should just hand over the designers my wallet now. There’s just so many wonderful items that I will be blogging this event a bit this month, but some of my favorite items are from this event. Every year, I find myself wearing things over and over again from the birthday round, so it really isn’t an event to be missed.
The picture above was inspired by Eliavah’s flower hairpin and dress. You can find this beautiful dress at Collabor88. The hairpin is available at Okinawa Summer event. This beautiful pin is called nightbloom. Her dress at collabor88 goes by the name Rafflesia. It’s really lovely. I really wanted to be an elf for a day in this cute little dress. I felt so soft and feminine in this piece. The Okinawa summer event runs until the 31st and you can find this wonderful hairpin there. I have to say that I really love this hairpin and I’m probably going to use it in my hair for another outfit. It’s just so pretty and … I am a sucker for a nice flower. My shoes are at Collabor88. They’re by Pure Poison and they’re called Haley sandals. I really love gladiator type sandals. I have been hoping for awhile that someone would make sandals like these. I will be using these again….shamelessly. I bought sandals like these so long ago, but I can no longer wear them, since they were made pre-mesh, so I was very very very happy to see these. I won’t stop gushing about them–and again you can find these at C88.
Moving right along, there’s so many items in this picture that it deserves two paragraphs…or more :D. My ears are fantasy elf ears and they’re from mandala. I can’t recommend them enough to people. They remain to be some of my favorite items that I use. You can find them at the mainstore. Let’s talk hair for a second. Can we just give little bones a round of applause for her work. If she makes hair, I’m going to buy it. I just hand over my cash willingly and happily. This hair is also available at Collabor88 and is called king. It comes with a styling hud. I have to say styling huds are one of my favorite things that designers create. It gives customers options, when it comes to styling and personal preference. Now onto another company that I use all the time. I’m addicted to them and I have been, since I started. blogging.
On the bottom of the picture, there is an ice cream cone filled with flowers. This is by the wonderful ++half deer++. It’s an older release, but… I really love this item, so we’re including it. It has the appropriate name of Ice Cream flowers. I just want to wear this with every outfit. It’s so dreamy! BUT, the pink and purple crystals in the background, those ARE from this round of collabor88 and.. by …you guessed it–half deer. They go by the name dreamsugar crystal. I knew right away that these deserved to be in a fantasy picture. There’s a bug at the bottom of my screen. It’s from Azoury and called endless butterfly. There are rigged and non rigged versions included. My carriage is from {anc}. Just like half deer, I have so many items from {anc}. I happily pay this company for their products. Putting {anc} together in a photo always creates something truly special. And yes, I’m totally gushing about them. I make no apologies. Totally adore them. This iron carriage can be found at Collabor88 as well.
The flowers are by {anc} and the grass is by Hayabusa Design. I really love grass that sways, like it’s blowing in the wind. Again, {anc} created these star flakes. they’re animated and gorgeous. I found them in my inventory and it’s the first time that I’ve used them. I’m going to use these again too. They just feel special. Mishmish made a baby winged unicorn awhile ago. It’s so cute though. I had to use it. My unicorn is a pet and meant to be worn, but I stole a moment to include her in this picture.
To close this blog, I want to talk about the inspiration for this picture. Really, my inspiration came from {anc}’s carriage and Half Deer’s crystals. They both seemed like something out of a fairy tale. So I knew right away that The Magician was the card for this series. As I started to edit this picture, it became obvious which card the picture should represent. There was just something magical about it. The Magician card in the major arcana means that “the revelations [in your life}  are best applied to the pragmatic and physical aspects, rather then the ephemeral or theoretical.” This is so incredibly significant for me. Some times you go through life and things don’t make sense. Then, life gives you the chance to understand those confusing moments in a practical way–making sense of life.
I’ve made a lot of choices in my life, which turned out to be the right answer for me. Sometimes we have to wander to understand where we are going–or need to go. I’m thankful for my path–with all the smiles and tears. Like that one quote by lady gaga, I like the good days and the bad days, because it means that I’m alive. We make sense of it, when it matters.
Okay that’s my final thought and shopping extravaganza info. There will be more blogs to come covering the Birthday Round of Collabor88, please stay tuned. If you like any of the items featured in the above photo, please check out my credits down below.
Credits

Ears–Mandala –Fantasy Elf Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Hairpin–Eliavah–Nightbloom Hairpin by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Okinawa Summer Event August 2018
Dress–Eliavah–Ruffleasia Dress by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Collabor88 August 2018
Hair–Little Bones –King by Nova Faerye—Collabor88 August 2018
Shoes–Pure Poison –Haley Sandals by Shaleene Kenin–Collabor88 2018

Decor

Ice Cream Flowers–++half deer++— Ice cream Flowers by Halo (halogen.magic)
Carriage–{anc}–Iron Carriage by aki69–Collabor88 August 2018
Unicorn–Mishmish–baby winged unicorn by Aime Takaaki
Bugs–Azoury –Endless Butterfly by Mayhem Seetan—Collabor88 August 2018
Crystals–++Half Deer++—Dreamsugar Crystals by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 2018
Stars–{anc}–Star Flakes by aki69
pillow–Le Poppycock –Every moment by Olivia Lalonde
Flowers–{anc}–Garden “spray” wild flowers by aki69
Grass–Hayabusa –Wind Field of grass and flowers by Motoko Oanomochi

Desired

 

“To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody in this life can reach to feeling immortal.” ― John Berger

 

“To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody in this life can reach to feeling immortal.”
― John Berger

I’ve strayed from taking these types of pictures, but I can’t help myself. I do enjoy taking the more seductive photos every once in awhile. And it has been awhile, since taking these types of photos. I would be lying, if I said that I didn’t embrace them. If I’m going to talk about this sexy picture, then I am going to bring up a few things–the fetish fair and the subject of desire.

Desire is a subject that makes me think time and time again. It maybe one of my favorite things to talk about, because every person desires something. It’s always interesting to see and hear what people want. Some people get it. Some people never do. And some people keeping dancing with that devil desire, always dancing towards obtaining their heart’s desire, but never allowing themselves the pleasure.

When I think about desire, there is only one name that comes to mind. It is the name of the very person that helped to inspire my avatar, which is…. Dita Von Teese. I adore her because she makes no apologies for her interests. Her whole being plays into the very concept of desire. Dita Von Teese could literally get me to do whatever she wanted… But who has the time to go into that really–nor do I really want to go into my celebrity crush.

What does desire have to do with.. The Fetish Fair. My answer is simple…. everything. It has everything to do with desire. We buy the clothes, the furniture, and the accessories, hoping to get something that we desire. You can’t have sex without a little bit of desire. They go hand in hand….. bad pun? Maybe, but it’s true.

The Fetish Fair remains to be one of my favorite events, because it helps me to embody the one person that I pretend to be— the ever alluring, addicting, and intoxicating muse that is Dita Von Teese. My own desire for a mysterious sex pot helped to create me. She is a big part of my SL in some ways. My favorite makeup is always a cat eye and red lip. My favorite clothes are always lingerie. And my favorite toys… well… for that you’d have to get to know me better. BUT I picked up a few new ones at The Fetish Fair, which I’m willing to talk about.

So this is the part where I go into that lovely outfit featured in this photo. My lingerie is from Ricielli, My collar is from Avanti.  My hair came from Limerence and my boots are from Utopia@Design. My boots were a little expensive, but they come with texture and color options, which make it work it …in my opinion. The cage, candelabra, and bucket full of useful objects is from Backbone. Finally, the chair was created by a company called Also Known As. I want to mention this company, because I’ve never bought anything from them before. And I really do like this chair–enough to buy two versions of it. All of these items are from.. well you guessed it.. The Fetish Fair. Please head over there and check it out. It is so huge this round. There’s something for everyone.

Be Kind To One Another

cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Boots–Utopia@Design–Kaliska by Elisabetta Hyun–Fetish Fair August 2018
Collar–Avanti –Katia Collar by Elle ღ Avanti (intoxicate)–The Fetish Fair August 2018
Lingerie–Ricielli –Cassie Lingerie by Vliet Ricielli (vliet.troncon)–The Fetish Fair August 2018
Hair–Limerence –Dinara Hair by Kirusik–The Fetish Fair August 2018

Decor

Double iron cage, candelabra, basket of toys–Backbone–Caged by BackBone (ruvio.cortes)–The Fetish Fair August 2018
chair–Also Known as–Chaiselongue–by Al P. aKa (akahata)–The Fetish Fair August 2018
Toy rack–Backbone–Toy Rack by BackBone (ruvio.cortes)–mainstore
Sign–Floorplan –Beware Sign by Tegan Serin

Pose–Bauhaus Movement–Disseminated Anime Style & Manga Revolution

by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)

The Chariot

 

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking

Okay, first and for most… 3,000 followers!!!!! Say whaattttttttt? I can not believe that so many people follow me. BUT I will say that I’m thankful for every follow, like, and words of praise. Truly thank you for supporting me and my work. I am truly touched. I really can’t believe the amount of people who follow me. I can’t stop smiling today. I’m in shock. So one last time, thank you everyone truly ♥♥♥♥.
Now that we got THAT out of the way, I have to talk about Uber. I loved this round and I just kept on buying things, as you can see by this picture. I bought this really great backdrop by Foxes, Safia–little get away and cactus is also from Foxes. It really is more than a backdrop. It’s a great little cabana. Foxes is also selling the chairs and the bird on the post. The blond is also wearing a bikini from Foxes. Their entire stall is absolutely amazing. I fell in love with everything and I HAD to buy it. Now onto the clothes, Tee*fy made this great skirt and there are a ton of color options available, which pairs nicely with my cami from The Secret Store–also at Uber. I also bought the earings from Mandala. And finally, I bought this picnic set up by peaches, ….which… you guessed it–are also available at Uber. It’s not an event to miss.
In addition to some really great clothes and furniture from Uber, I also headed over to Lelutka to buy their new ice cream and bubble gum items, which are interactive with your avi. The ice cream leaves behind some of the sweet treat on your lips, for you messy eaters out there. The bubble gum pops all over your face, after blowing a huge bubble. I had to have these two items and bought them right away. Lelutka also released two new interactive items–the cotton candy and lollipop at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. It’s not an event that I usually go to, but a few friends of mine let me in on the new items that were released. As soon as I found out, I had to buy it right away. I really do enjoy these items, and I recommend them. I only have one issue with the ice cream, which is that it does seem to go into my skull, when I eat it. As for the rest, I’ll have to get back to you in another blog post.
Finally, I chose this quote because of the amount of people following me. I’m in awe and disbelief. If you had asked me if I would ever get to this point as a photographer years ago, I would have told you no way. But it really does show you that if you stick with something and try really hard to improve over time…. you can and will improve—and learn a few things about yourself and your craft. I’ve also been really vocal about having health problems. Success at blogging despite all the days dealing with my health issues, well I can tell you it’s a reminder to continue in life–no matter what difficulties that I may face. Sometimes you have to do what you can and keep trying. It will be worth it, in the end. I use my photography as a personal reminder what ambition can achieve. You never know what you’re capable, until you try–in second life or real life.
The feeling of accomplishment with my flickr led me to my next card in the major arcana–the chariot. “The Chariot card is connected to your natural drive and determination, and can indicate an upcoming victory. This card reminds you that your greatest successes won’t come through limited thinking — when you combine the knowledge of your mind with that of your heart and spirit, you are an unstoppable force.” It’s true. If you keeping going and never let your determination falter, you will succeed. I hope after reading this point you go out in second life or real life with a fiery drive to get to your goals–whatever they may be.
As always, Be Kind To One Another.
Cheers,
Violet xoxo
Credits.
Me
Earrings–Mandala–Cheerful Earrings Pink pack by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel) –Uber July 2018
Ice cream–LeLutka –Delights Cream– by Thora Charron–Mesh Body Addicts July 2018
Hair—-Lamb–Ari– by Lamb Bellic—July Uber 2018
Skirt–Tee*fy –Madison Skirt by thuthu sendpie (azure.electricteeth)–Uber July 2018
Cami–The Secret Store–Ella Crop Top by Maylee (maylee.oh)–Uber July 2018
Blond
Bikini–Foxes –Safia–Uber July 2018
heels–Glamistry –Malva by (glamistry)
Hair–Moon–Summer Breeze by Moon (silent.acoustic)

Decor

Backdrop–Foxes — Safia Little Getaway by Dani (nina.helix)–Uber July 2018
Chairs–Foxes –Safia Hammock by Dani (nina.helix)–July 2018 Uber
Bird on Perch–Foxes–Safia Parrot Perch by Dani (nina.helix)–July 2018 Uber
Cactus–Foxes –Safia Cactus pot large by Dani (nina.helix)–July 2018 Uber
Picnic–Peaches.–Countryside Picnic by Dani (nina.helix)–July 2018 Uber
Tapestry–Brocante –pinned tapestry/nope by ValiantCo–mainstore

The High Priestess

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming! Joseph B. Wirthlin

 

 

 

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming! Joseph B. Wirthlin

Memories provide us an opportunity to grow as people, improve, move on, and sometimes to love all over again. They are a part of us–for better or worse. They help to shape us. It can also give us an opportunity to gain insight, wisdom, and knowledge about ourselves, people in general, or even the world. And sometimes they become blurry over time or even become warped.
I’ve  spent the last year, working on my memory. It’s not always easy to remember things. Chronic pain steals my memory at times, leaving me to forget. I’ve picked up the phone to call people who are now long gone. I’ve looked at my friends list expecting to see names that are no longer there or names that I don’t recognize–even though I friended them less than 24 hours ago. So I relish in the ability to retain any of my memories in second life or real life. I think about memory constantly. One day it may improve…. maybe it won’t. What I do know is that pictures help, even in this crazy wacky world.
Yet, when I do remember things, I can evaluate them and gain so much knowledge about myself in the process. Knowing what memories can do led me to the High Priestess card in the major arcana—in a tarot deck. The high priestess represents “Mystery, intuition, inner-knowing, self-trust, spiritual insight, emotional stability, divination, esoteric wisdom/knowledge, things yet to be revealed, your higher-self, spirit guides, discovering your own truth.” I know that a person’s life and memories help a person get to their own truth. It can also be calming at times or heart breaking, but they are always a part of us.
To help make a few of my own summer memories, I went to the Mermaid Cove event. I found this wonderful crown by codex, along with the skirt and blouse by Eliavah. All three of these items are available at the Mermaid Cove event. There’s quite a few items that are absolutely wonderful and I highly recommend this event. If you like anything featured in the above photo, please check out my links below.
Be Kind To One Another
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits
tiara–Codex–Doride Tiara by animaldj–Mermaid Cove July 2018
Skirt/top–Eliavah –Prismarine by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Mermaid Cove July 2018
Necklace/nose ring/anklet/rings–Zaara –Shairi Set by Zaara Kohime

Wheel Of Fortune

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino

 

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino

There are days, when you’re just not up for writing a blog. Today is one of them. I just haven’t felt well in the last few days. Despite it all, I managed to stop at some events: Kustom9, colabor88, limit8 and even the epiphany. Whew there’s so many places.

Even though this blog will be short, I will cover the events mentioned above. My hair is from Collabor88, along with the bar and donut bar stools, the donut case and goodies inside–except for the top row are also from Collabor88. The top row of donuts in the case come from Limited8 and the Stardust picture is from the epiphany. My dress is available at Kustom9–along with the balloons. Again, I’m sorry this blog is a bit short. If you like anything mentioned in the photo, please check my credits below.

 

Credits

Hair–Little Bones–Geist by Nova Faerye–July 2018 Collabor88
Dress–Osmia –Jasmine silk dress by Hanna Lindberg (gabby111996)–Kustom9 July 2018

Decor
Bakery Display Counter and Bakery Sweets Trays—++Half Deer++ by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 July 2018
Donuts (top row and I’m holding them)—Pewpew–Donut Tray Multicolor–by Rama Emile Carter (ramadiez.carter)–Limit8 July 2018
balloons–Ariskea –Pastel Balloon Decor by Aris (diaxm)–Kustom9 July 2018
Donut Bar Stool–Nomad–Donut Stool by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–Collabor88–july 2018
Bar—Nomad–Fast Food Bar Counter by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–Collabor88 July 2018
Stardust Picture–++Half Deer++–Candy Galaxy Framed Art (stardust) by Halo (halogen.magic) Epiphany July 2018
Straw cup–Ariskea –[sour] pink vase straw–by Aris (diaxm)–Collabor88 July 2018
Pink Lemonade Container–Ariskea –[sour] pink lemonade jar by Aris (diaxm)–Collabor88
Macaroon–+Half Deer++–Macaron Dream buffet by Halo (halogen.magic)–older gacha item
Cake stand–++Half Deer++–Mararon Dream buffet cake stand by Halo (halogen.magic)–older gacha item
Donut serving (white)–++ Half Deer++–Donut Decadence pastel sprinkles by Halo (halogen.magic)–older gacha item
Donut (mocha)–++half Deer++–Donut Decadence Mocha by Halo (halogen.magic)–older gacha item
Donut backdrop–Astralia–Surrealistic backdrops sprinkles by Astralia–older gacha item (it is turned upside down)

Temperance

 

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung

 

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung

Some summers are good and some summers are difficult. But, without the hard difficult times, you can’t fully appreciate the good. Life is a balance of give and/or take, yet there are times when that balance seems to be off–more bad than good or more good than bad. Hardship can teach us a lot about ourselves though, despite wanting to put the experience in a box and never look at it.
This past week has been immensely difficult. I haven’t been the best version of myself lately, in any world. In my last blog post, I talked about how easy it is to lash out at people, in the midst of pain. It makes things more difficult a times. I’ve had a mix of good and bad in both worlds. I felt pain, but won something in real life. I had happy moments inworld, but followed with sadness. It’s the balance of things. I thought at times in my life that bad things happened, so I wouldn’t become too happy. As though, happiness must be muddied by sadness or disappointment. As an adult, I realize it’s all about balance in the world. It teaches us to appreciate the good even more so.
I haven’t felt like talking much inworld. I’d rather tell you that I’m happy than tell someone that I’m sad. I’d rather put on a happy face, even if I’ve been secretly crying. I’d rather not show that side at times and carry on about my day in second life at times, even when things in every world effect me.
Despite my attempts to hide how I feel, people can see through me and past me. Sometimes it’s strangers… and sometimes it’s friends. Yet, if you tell everyone that its fine and you’re happy every day, they will know the truth and sense it. Second life has taught me that lesson. It’s one of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned. In my waking hours, I will tell friends and family that I’m okay and everything is fine. But what I say and how my body responds are two different things. You can’t hide physical problems sometimes, and …yet…. here in this virtual space, you can’t hide emotions either. Give and take, life does that. There’s always a balance.
In my moments of finding balance, I came to the conclusion that Temperance is the perfect card for this post. Tempering involves heating and cooling, heat and water to create steel. It’s a balance to create something even stronger. It’s also the card for healing. It’s exactly what I’m going through right now. I am balancing the good with the bad, such is life. And I am definitely trying to heal. I’m even trying to balance emotions with responsibilities. My blog post is a little later than I intended. I do apologize for it not being sooner.
Speaking of blogging, …. I’ve been around the grid buying everything in my desperate attempt at retail therapy. Nothing helps a soul like a new outfit. Collabor88 just opened and so did The Seasons Story. My dress is from Eliavah which is available at the Season Story. I can not believe how many options come with the full pack. She truly is amazing and works incredibly hard. There are so many options for textures that …there are just too many to list. Alisha (the girl on the left) is wearing the outfit by Ison, which is now available at Collabor88. If you like either of these outfits, please check out my credits down below.
As always, Be Kind To One Another.
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits
Violet
Nails–avanti–Zoe Nails by Elle ღ Avanti (intoxicate)–Vanity July 2018
Rings–avanti –Zoe Rings by Elle ღ Avanti (intoxicate)–Vanity July 2018
Dress—Eliavah –Sunrise Dress by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Season Story July 2018
Hair–Collabor88–Hera by Nova Faerye–Collabor88 July 2018
Earrings–Avanti— Porscha Earrings by Elle ღ Avanti (intoxicate)–mainstore
Alisha (Blond to the left)
skirt–ISON–Mokatana Skirt by Harry Hyx–Collabor88 July 2018
Shirt–Tetra –Mokatana shirt NataPorolo–collabor88 July 2018
Hair–Little Bones –Hera by Nova Faerye—Collabor88 July 2018
Laces–Phedora –Swan laces by Celena Galli
Pearls–Stockholm&Lima –Princess Pearls by ѕуяυρ ωαn кєnσвι (surrealia.anatine)