Red Dragon

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Wearing:
[hair] Tableau Vivant \\ Zephyr hair – B+W
[dress] JustBECAUSE Sabrina Dress – 16Red – Maitreya (@ C88)
[head] GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own
[pose] Po^Z – Its raining Glitter 1 (straightened arms)

Decor:
-Garden- by anc curly forest grass {pastel white}mesh 1Li
Skye Twisted Trees

A Few of My Favorite Things

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(left to right)
Apple Fall Leather Moccasins
Apple Fall Oxford Wingback Chair
Apple Fall Milton Curtains
hive // macrame hanging plant . purple polka
hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . dark
Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Dark
Apple Fall Loose Heart String w/ Scissors
Nutmeg. Forgotten Library Book Pile
Apple Fall Books & Map
Apple Fall Oil Lantern
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Fairytale III
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Fairytale I
Apple Fall Apothecary Cabinet
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 4 (inside Apothecary Cabinet)
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 3 (inside Apothecary Cabinet)
Apple Fall Moroccan Urn (inside Apothecary Cabinet)
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1 (inside Apothecary Cabinet)
Apple Fall Tied Books (inside Apothecary Cabinet)
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 3 (inside Apothecary Cabinet)
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 2 (inside Apothecary Cabinet)
Apple Fall Cosmos Flowers – Candystripe (on top of Apothecary Cabinet)
West Village Ginkgo Branches (on top of Apothecary Cabinet)
West Village Billy Ball Stems
Apple Fall Books Occasional Table w/ Blanket
Apple Fall Plan Chest
Apple Fall Pinecones & Hazelnuts (on Plan Chest)
8. Apple Fall Treats Platter (on Plan Chest)
Apple Fall Book & Nectarines Tray (on Plan Chest)
4. Apple Fall Candy Corn Cauldron (on Plan Chest)
6. Apple Fall Coffee To Go (on Plan Chest)
7. Apple Fall Scattered Golden Acorns (on Plan Chest)
Apple Fall Kingsbury Pendant Lamp
Apple Fall Masculine Bar
7. Apple Fall Scattered Golden Acorns (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
Apple Fall Kiwi & Blueberry Cheesecake (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
5. Apple Fall Gold Leaf Cherries w/ Cup
2. Apple Fall Chocolate & Cherry Tart (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
10. Apple Fall Caramel Apples (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Black & Silver (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Buckskin I (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
Nutmeg. Disarray Wooden Candlesticks (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
5. Apple Fall Gold Leaf Cherries w/ Cup (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
9. Apple Fall Pumpkin Snowman (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
7. Apple Fall Scattered Golden Acorns (on top of Apple Fall Masculine Bar)
Apple Fall Milton Curtains
Apple Fall Annan Bed w/ Curtains
Apple Fall Original: Swan Study
Apple Fall Shield Terracotta Pot (with 3. Apple Fall Magnolia Spray x3 inside)
Apple Fall L’Olivier
Apple Fall Times Newspaper
Apple Fall Stacked Books
Apple Fall Dutch Parlour Chair Remastered
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Fairytale IV (on Dutch Parlour Chair)
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Buckskin II (on Dutch Parlour Chair)
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Buckskin I (on Dutch Parlour Chair)
Apple Fall Recipe Books
Apple Fall Harrogate Grandfather Clock
West Village Spring Tulips – White (on top of Grandfather Clock)

West Village Belgravia Skybox

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Lost

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Wearing:
[hair] TRUTH Shadow – Redhead
[top] Petite Mort– Sky Cropped T-neck
[pants] VINYL – Sky Ripped Jeans Flat
[head] GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own
[pose] Diversion – Chair Sit

Decor (left to right):
Nutmeg. Disarray Old Jar Plant
Nutmeg. Old Story Frames Wood
RO – Dress Form – Materials
Pewpew! Harvest Planter Solo – Brown Branch
Apple Fall Neva’s Laundry Basket
Skye Twisted Tree
*alirium* DwarfForest [Ember]
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights
7 – Lab Crates – Animated
*HEXtraordinary* Garden District Iron Fence
Apple Fall Moroccan Urn (on bench)
Nutmeg. Rustic Outdoor Bench
Soy. Bare tree (twigs in the foreground)
Nutmeg. Old Wooden Chairs
DRD – Acid Rain Lookout Post

A form of paralysis…

A certain pumpkin-pondering protagonist once referred to the post-consumerism state of being as the ‘ecstasy of psychic liberation.’ I think I’ve been chasing that dragon since I was old enough to experience buyers remorse over using all my allowance to weigh my stone washed jean jacket down with a gazillion MTV-inspired buttons. Like a true Xennial, I wanted for much, much more than I needed.

The pumpkin-pondering protagonist also made mention of the fear he felt that the things which he acquired to satisfy the pressure to settle down would soon control him and restrict his movements. That’s one expectation which I’ve always bristled at – the notion that in order to be accepted as a properly functioning adult, I needed to create some sort of permanence via personal identifiers such as “career”, “street address” and “offspring”. Society romanticizes the concept of being tethered to these things which I have no desire for. Of course, life does require a certain level of conformity in order to survive in this jungle so I went ahead and put in the least amount of acceptable effort to appear as though I was complying while living the bulk of my life by my own definition of happiness.

So, when a Facebook stranger recently asked their followers to describe themselves in one word, and the first one to come to mind for me was ‘restless’, I knew it was about that time again. I’m sure part of this has to do with a lack of balance between the tangible and intangible contributors to my happiness lately, but that can always be alleviated with a little good old fashioned human interaction. The rest runs deep though. The reason I’m always preaching adaptability as one of the foremost answers to life’s little miseries is because ever since I could remember, I’ve been flitting from one life to another. My favorite statement, which I used to tag walls and stalls with was “Gotta go.”

Call this all rationalization of epic levels of commitment phobia, or call it selfishness or immaturity – call it whatever you like, but it doesn’t change the fact that I once happily moved 2000 miles just to entertain myself and I rarely ever bother collecting things any more. Which brings me back to the ecstasy of psychic liberation…for me it’s that feeling I get when I’ve delayed the gratification of a new adventure as long as I possibly can and I finally decide to clear the path. I’m sure I’m not alone in this fear of stagnation. I wonder just how many of the people around me who’ve settled into so-called “stable existences” experience claustrophobic moments. I just happen to act on them.

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Wearing:
[hair] TRUTH Elixir – Selection
[glasses] Izzie’s – 90’s Glasses
[top] Kaithleen’s Veronika Set – Tshirt
[shorts] Decoy – Kae High Rise Shorts: Dirty
[head] GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own

Decor:
[Merak] – Recycled Privacy Screen (@ C88)
[Merak] – Starry Telescope (@ C88)
Apple Fall Aspidistra in Wicker Planter
West Village Charleston Curtains – Cream
Apple Fall Cushion – Satin Trellis, Beige
-RC- New Home Moving Box – Electronics/Computers
-RC- New Home Moving Box – Blank 2
Apple Fall Hat Box (gacha)
Apple Fall Sunbleached Setee (Robin Egg)
O.M.E.N – I Heart Roo
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper
illuZion – Single box bonus
Apple Fall Cushion – Cream, Hearts
Apple Fall Cushion – Tudor Trellis, Blue Large
Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Light
-RC– New Home Moving Box – Blank
Apple Fall Stacked Books
Apple Fall ‘Still Life Observation’ w/ Dust Sheet

[pose] Diversion- Lowkey – 5m

*pumpkin-pondering protagonist is what I call the lead character in Tom Robbins’ Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates. You can see more about the book and the character here.

2019 Second Life Yearbook Challenge

I was so happy to see Strawberry Singh initiate her Yearbook Challenge again, especially since she recently announced she would be cutting back on her typical blogging activity.

This is the third year I’ve participated and as before, I really enjoyed it. You can see my previous entries here and here.

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[hair] Truth – Horizon (available soon in the mainstore)
[top] Neve Prep Top
[glasses] BALACLAVA!! Oliver Glasses & Shades (Tortoiseshell)
[head] GENUS – Classic Face
[eyes] .euphoric ~Miracle Beauty Set~ (Powder Pack – March 2019)
[skin] Not Found – Cleo Skin (Toffee)
[beauty marks] ::Modish:: Taysha Beauty Kit (Powder Pack – March 2019)
[shape] my own

[backdrop] ionic : Teacher Scene – RARE

Slip Slidin’ Away

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Another of Paul Simon’s great tunes. I’ve been told it has a nihilistic theme, but I choose to believe he’s singing about how life doesn’t care what your game plan is, that it will take you where it wants to and your best bet at happiness is to go with the flow. Adaptability is something I’ve learned in recent years, and I’m more content because of it. luckily, it’s been in small doses.

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(left to right)
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall
LB_FigTree{Animated}Seasons

Ariskea[Botanica] Set @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
Wood table
Wood XBack Chair x4
Macrame TableCloth
Flowers Green vase
Rannaculus Yellow

Dust Bunny . diy rose tea . gift (on table)
Apple Fall Nectarines w/ Basket (on table)
Apple Fall Kiwi & Blueberry Cheesecake (on table)
Fancy Decor: Hampton Candle x2 (on table) @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
Pigeon Animated – Mesh – Full Perm (on table)
Fancy Decor: Hampton Patio Lights (on wall) @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
Apple Fall Carved Corbel Shelf (on wall)
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant (on wall)
{what next} Pothos Plant (trailing) (on wall)
{what next} Snake Plant (on wall)
*AF* Greenhouse 09 – Lighting x2 (on wall)
hive // kentia palm plant
:[P]:– Huna Wall Panel One [Shinna] x3
Trompe Loeil – Soleil Patio Couch PG @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
Dahlia – Patia – Hanging Ivy x6
Apple Fall Tea Time Teaset
Nutmeg. Hardy Iron Table
Apple Fall Hydrangea Bunch – Pink (on floor)
Nutmeg. Winter Brunch Sketchpad Gift (on floor)
Apple Fall Canvas Tote (on floor)
Dahlia – Patia – Garden Terranium – Green @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
{vespertine}– exotic plants / button fern (inside Terranium)
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Pink/Yellow (inside Terranium)
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Green/Purple (inside Terranium)
Dust Bunny . storybook living . cake tin planter (on floor)
{vespertine} – empty pots. (on floor)
Dahlia – Patia – Watering Can – Pink (on floor)
Trompe Loeil – Soleil Patio Chair PG @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
+Half-Deer+ Beagle Puppy – Sweet Dreams
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper (on floor)
Nutmeg&RK Poses. Old Stool w/Cloth DecorGroup Gift
Con & Dust Bunny. Coffee Station – Black @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)

(background)
HPMD* Shrub02 – green a x4
Trompe Loeil – Soleil Greenhouse Cottage + Plants @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
SAYO – Eastport Egg Chair @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
05 MI Bronze Sunflower Wall Decor
Dust Bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
Dust Bunny. hanging plants . double planter
[ keke ] sphere chandelier (inside house)

(ground) Trompe Loeil – Saylor Square Path