The Hanged Man

"I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea. I just feel a connection there between me, and the water, and the fish - they speak to me - and the shells - they ring out to me." Ella Henderson

 

“I just love mermaids. I was a mermaid in my past life. I just feel it when I go in the sea. I just feel a connection there between me, and the water, and the fish – they speak to me – and the shells – they ring out to me.” Ella Henderson

I’ve taken pictures for a really long time in second life, or at least it feels like a long time. I’ve always wanted to take a mermaid photo, but I didn’t want to take this photo until I could do it justice. So I was really excited to feel like.. I’m getting to the point where I feel able and capable.

It’s always nice to feel capable. In the past, I would shy away from photos that were too difficult for me to take. But, I’m growing and I’m so happy people are growing with me. I was so giddy to put this picture up on flickr. I’m very proud of it. I had an image in my mind of what I wanted it to look like and this is exactly like I pictured.

I’ve always loved the beauty of mermaids. They’re mysterious and gorgeous. I also love the ocean. I’ve spent most of my summers near water. So I can definitely relate to being called to the ocean. I’m much calmer and relaxed, after I go. It reminds me that the world is so much bigger than I am.

But, sometimes people can remind you how the big the world is too.  I am very lucky to have the friends and people who care about me inworld. I have leaned on my friends here in sl this week. I am so incredibly thankful for the time people have given me. I’m glad the world is big, because I’ve surrounded myself with some really great people who pulled me through some really tough things in the past and present. I’m thankful for the shoulder and time. I’m thankful for the role play… well I’m just really thankful.

Blogging hasn’t been the easiest these last few weeks. Life can just be rough. So my blog posts have been slowing down a bit. I needed some breathing room inworld to relax with good friends and do some fun silly things. Sometimes when family stresses you out… you just need to go inworld and be a mermaid. I was for a few days.

To help me fantasize about something else for a few hours, I headed over to the arcade. This entire outfit came from the arcade. My top and gems are from Birdy. My tail is from Belle Epoque and my hair is from a previous gacha by Tableau Vivant. My entire surroundings were created by {anc.} products. I love {anc.}. I always enjoy going to their mainstore and shopping. It’s always so dreamy there.

Before I go, I want to talk about The Hanged Man card in the Tarot card deck. This card was the inspiration for my blog post and upside down photo of a mermaid. I wanted to place her in the water rather than land. It’s my second life artistic interpretation. “This is the card of ultimate surrender, of being suspended in time and of martyrdom and sacrifice to the greater good. This is the archetype to meditate on to help break old patterns of behaviour and bad habits that restrict you.” https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/hanged-man/

I can relate to this card, but I think everyone can at one time or another. Right now, I am suspended in time, before everything changes. And who doesn’t have bad habits? There’s a few that I could break. Anyway, this was part of the inspiration for my blog post.

Please check out the arcade and maybe even step into {anc}.

Be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

credits

Bracelets–Belle Epoque –Ocean’s Daughter by Janire Van Belle (janire.coba)–Arcade June 2018
Tail–belle Epoque–Ocean’s Daughter by Janire Van Belle (janire.coba)–Arcade June 2018– tail is rare.
Body gems/Bikini bottom–Birdy–Siren by Tyr Sinister (tyr.rozenblum)–Arcade June 2018
Hair–Tableau Vivant–Editorial underwater by M4ri1yn Magic–old gacha item

Ripple–Anc.–ripple soybean oil by aki69
Fish–Anc–I’m a planet gacha by aki69
bubbles–Anc–Bubbles by aki69
Ocean dust–Anc–Ocean dust by aki69
Sparks–Anc.–leaping sparks by aki69
Thunder–Anc— by aki69
Ripple oil-Anc– by aki69

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