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
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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)

The Devil

The greatest evil is physical pain. Saint Augustine

 

The greatest evil is physical pain. Saint Augustine

I’ve wanted to do a picture depicting a fight with pain. It’s something that a lot of people live with every single day and I am part of the group who deals with pain on a daily basis. There are some seriously strong souls in the world who deal with this struggle every single day. It’s not easy.. In my own personal journey, I’ve learned to really look towards those people who struggle like myself or worse with a high amount of respect. They’ve taught me to be a better person and really how to deal with my own evil demons that I fight every day.

In the major arcana, the devil card represents the negative forces that restrain you. It’s the fears, addictions, and impulses in each of us. We have the power to over come them, but the devil controls us–when we allow him to. Much like this card, pain can control our emotions, when we allow it to. We have the power to breath and take a minute for ourselves. We have the power to over come pain by allowing positivity in our life, recognizing the pain but not giving it the power to control our emotions and behaviors. It’s easy to lash out at people, when you’re in pain. It takes strength to walk away, when people upset you, rather then unleashing your anger on the people around you. The people who are around you will ultimately be the ones that you’ll need on your hardest of days. So you can’t let the devil completely beat you, rather you have to fight its power with your own. And I am lucky that medical intervention may be able to help me fight.

I’m lucky in the sense that I have a chance at beating my pain with surgery. I’m bringing this up because I will be scheduling surgery soon. And I will be away from my blog for a little while. I will inform everyone of that information, as soon as it is available to me. But for now, in the evening, I am usually fighting the good fight against it.

In the past few months or so, my own pain has knocked me down. It has stolen my time. It has stolen my emotions. It has stolen me completely. In the above photo, it represents the evil that is pain. And I am fighting it in a losing battle. The thing about chronic pain is that sometimes you don’t beat it. You just call a draw at the point of exhaustion. Then you wake up again and deal with it all over again. It’s draining, frustrating, and infuriating. I do not wish physical pain on my worst enemy. It’s bigger than I am. It blinds me to reason and steals my voice in the haze of medications. I could never put into words the true evil that pain is. It is indeed a fight with the devil.

Every person fights their own demons. This one is mine. It is second life in which that I can artistically create an image that depicts exactly how I feel. That girl is me.. that skeleton is my own hell on Earth. I know that many, many, many people go through there own battles to include pain. In banding together, we lose the empty room and find others just like ourselves. This picture is dedicated to every person with their own demons who fight them every single day. You are not invisible. And… you’re not fighting alone. My picture doesn’t show the people behind me, fighting alongside me. BUT, they are there. Keep fighting the good fight.

Now to help me fight the good fight, some very wonderful designers created some fantastic things. My skeleton is from a previous gacha by clueless. My dress is by Eliavah, which is available at the crystal heart fair. I waited to blog this for a little while because getting into the event was difficult. I really do love this outfit. My stockings are from Blueberry and my boots are available at !Rebel Hope’s mainstore. Finally, my hair is from stealthic, which goes by the awesome name of Sensual. My pose is available at this round of the Pose Fair by Bauhaus Movement. I can not gush enough about Eliavah’s awesome work and Bauhaus Movement’s sick poses. If you’re interested in any of these items, please check out my credits.

Before I end this, I want people to know that I take drugs in the evening. My pain has increased. So I’m asking everyone to please have patience with me. My thought process is slowed and I’m not always at my best in the evening unfortunately.  Thank you.

Be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

Credits

Boots–!Rebel Hope –Gossip Mesh Platforms by Rebel Hope
Blindfold with pins–.Shi. & Messiah –Lazarus by Joy . החמְשִׂ 石毓文 (joy.laperriere)
Mouth Harness–Shi. & Messiah –Lazarus by Joy . החמְשִׂ 石毓文 (joy.laperriere)
Dress- Eliavah –Everbloom Dress by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Crystal heart fair July 2018
Claws–{CX}–Shredder Claws–by Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)

 

Decor/pose

Skull–Curemore–Gashadokuro by kaori domínguez (kaorinette)
Pose–Bauhaus Movement–Kunoichi Blades prop by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–Pose Fair 2018
backdrop-Minimal -Hell back door by Ørs (ors.quan)

The Fool

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

 

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

Story… The money, drugs, and jewels, what a fool I was to think that I could stay. But only this fool chose to run away, knowing the chase always has to end.

Hello everyone!! I hope everyone in the States are planning a fun filled fourth of July. Normally, my blog posts are usually a bit quick, but I had to take some time for myself this past week–one to prepare for the holiday and second I needed rest. So I do apologize for my blog coming a little later in the day, than I intended.

This past week has been a wonderful whirl wind of second life for me. I really couldn’t be any more happier than I am right now. I owe that to the people around me. It’s nice to be able to come into this virtual space on a rough day and have your spirit immediately lifted.

Unfortunately, I do want to reiterate that my health hasn’t been perfect, so blogging has not been at the forefront of my brain. I’ve had to take it easy the last few weeks. I’m still making blog posts, but they’re just a little slower than I’d like them to be. We all do what we can.

BUT, the grid has so many wonderful events from uber to famished.. to even rewind. I know this past round of rewind was great. I wan’t able to blog it quick enough, but it’s also an event to explore. Speaking of Uber and Famished….. The blazer, shorts, corset, and even hair come from uber. My sunglasses and rings are available at Fameshed. I really love all of these items together. Together, they help to create something truly special.

When taking this picture, I felt like a drug lord, so I came up with a little blurb with a backstory. I always think that pictures should convey a story or a feeling. It should make you feel something. If pictures don’t give you any sort of feeling, then I haven’t done my job :D.

I had so much fun during that shoot. In the past, I role played a female gangster.. I had a lot of fun with it, so it’s nice to be able to capture something that I portrayed inworld. Second life provides me with an artistic escape into my own thoughts, desires, and playfulness. So this picture means a lot to me.

Continuing on with that role play inspired picture, I picked The Fool from the tarot card deck to represent this particular gangster fueled picture. Even gangsters have to realize that you can’t fool people all the time. In the end, you will be found out and on the run. Yet in the end, running has to end eventually. So I deemed myself a fool on the run with cash and clothes at hand.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and photo as much as I have. Thank you for following me and your continued support me. I hope you all have a wonderful safe fun filled holiday with beautiful fireworks and yummy food with friends and family. If you like anything featured in the above photo, please check out my credits.

Before I go, I want to mention the pose fair. Bauhaus movement makes INCREDIBLE poses and I will never stop gushing about their poses or their pictures. I have been a long fan of theirs, since I started taking pictures. It’s one of the few companies that I will buy the entire fatpack of poses. I have another company that’s near and dear to my heart, which is CUCA Designs. I love both these companies, but you will have to wait to see what I do with her poses. Please check out the pose fair. It’s an incredible event for pose creators. Okay and now, I’m done and it’s time to PARTYYYYYYYY.

As always, be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Hair–#foxy–Oceana–by Liza Broono–Uber June 2018
blazer–David Heather–Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Corset–David Heather–Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Shorts–David Heather –Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Necklace-PL$H–420 Leaf chain by B (illllehctim)—Free
Heels–Phedora –Cynthia by Δαιμονισμένη Πατάτα (celena.galli)
Sunglasses–zoom–Yourun by Jonas Acanthus–FaMESHEd July 2018
Rings–Real Evil –Dragon rings by RealEvil (crashnoww)–FaMESHED July 2018
Earrings–Yummy –Stardust Earrings by Polyester Partridge

Pose–Bauhaus Movement –The out by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–Pose Fair July 2018

Phone–E.marie –Text back phone by . E м i . (emilianamarie)

Cash–NikoTIN–Dealer Kitchen by  Raph Dirval

Suitcase light pink–Tentacio –by May Tolsen

Panties–Dead Dollz–The party one by Kiddo Oh

Dark pink suitcase–Black Bantam— Holdable vintage tweed luggage

Backdrop–Foxcity –Photo booth club black by Satomi Masukami