Bushed

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Wearing:
[hair] TRUTH Labyrinth – Selection
[dress] 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Delirium Dress (coming to Black Fair Oct. 5)
[leg wraps] 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Gizelle Leg Wraps
[head] GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own
[pose] DM – Can’t reach toes #2

Decor:
HPMD* Shrubs
HPMD* Sweet Garden Grass

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.

Visit Uber:
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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

Autumn Odds & Ends

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(left to right)
{what next} Hanging Lanterns on String (warm)
+Half-Deer+ Fairylight Balloons – Halloween – Single A x2
{what next} Autumn Bicycle Decor
{what next} Scarecrow – VIP Group Gift
{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
{what next} Fall Apples Centrepiece
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil
{what next} Farmhouse Gourd Tower 2
{what next} Bronze Plant Stand (small)
{what next} Farmhouse Gourd 4
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 1
{what next} Autumn Leaves Garland
{what next} ‘Hello Fall’ Wreath (lit) – Large
{what next} Autumn Leaves Wreath
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 2
{what next} Autumn Leaves Garland
{what next} Winter Bench (snowflake)
{what next} Farmhouse Gourd Tower 2
{what next} Starry Pumpkin – Heart (white)
+Half-Deer+ Beagle Puppy – Waiting
{what next} I Love Fall Blocks (large)
{what next} Fall Woodland Cookies (log)
{what next} Fall Woodland Drinks (Cider)
{what next} ‘Hello Fall’ Mini Tree (lit)
{what next} Starry Pumpkin – Heart (white)
{what next} Bronze Plant Stand (tall)
{what next} Farmhouse Gourd 5
{what next} Bronze Plant Stand (small)
{what next} Farmhouse Gourd 4 x2
{what next} Farmhouse Gourd 1
+Half-Deer+ Fairylight Balloons – Halloween – Single A x2
{what next} Pallet Log Box
{what next} Farmhouse Candlestick 2
{what next} Starry Pumpkin – Dotty (white)
{what next} Autumn Leaves Garland
{what next} ‘Hello Fall’ Mini Tree (lit)
{what next} Starry Pumpkin – Heart
{what next} Starry Pumpkin – Dotty (white)
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil

Build:
Trompe Loeil – Marzelle Cottage V1.1

Wastin’ Time

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wearing:
[hair] Truth Gretchen
[bikini] Rebel HopeBrinkly Bikini
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own
[pose] FOXCITY. Pool Bunny V2-6 (head tilted up via Animare)

(left to right)
.: Bee Designs:. Summer Gacha Floatter 1
BackBone Life’s a Beach – Beach Ball
TLC Seagull – Standing -V1.12
Serenity Style– Summer Essentials Canopy RARE (PocketGacha 6/15-7/14 round)
{What Next} Summertime Radio Decor (on Canopy)
29.erratic / cwe – open book (on Canopy)
{What Next} Palisades Cocktail Glass Decor (single) (on Canopy)
{What Next} Southsea Books Decor (on Canopy)
hive // fresh cherries (on Canopy)
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Sliced Grapefruit (on Canopy)
Serenity Style– Summer Essentials Female Sandals DECOR (REZ) (PocketGacha 6/15-7/14 round)
Serenity Style– Summer Essentials Towels (PocketGacha 6/15-7/14 round)
{moss&mink} Summer BBQ (Deco only) (@ Uber until 7-22)
DRD – Boho Fish Shack – Bottled Refreshment (on BBQ) (@ Uber until 7-22)
..::THOR::.. Strawberry Wonder Juice x2 (on BBQ)
{moss&mink} Steak cooked (on BBQ) (@ Uber until 7-22)
{moss&mink} Chicken cooked (on BBQ) (@ Uber until 7-22)
[V/W] BBQ Hot Sauces II (on BBQ)
Tres Blah – Summer Fete – Charcoal (on BBQ)
{What Next} Palma Potted Plant (on BBQ)
Aloe Pot CHEZ MOI
tarte. ficus elastica
{What Next} Southsea Table (smaller) x3
{What Next} Palisades Cocktail Glass Decor (single)
{What Next} Southsea Deck Chair x2
Serenity Style– Summer Essentials Bag DECOR (on chair) (PocketGacha 6/15-7/14 round)
{What Next} Palisades Drinks Tray
dust bunny . shade umbrella
{What Next} Southsea Lantern
CONSTRUCT – Wooden Sign – 1 li
BJK Miami gacha Jet Ski

tarte. floating dock x2 (@ Summerfest)
tarte. beach lights – assembled A x2 (@ Summerfest)

landscaping:
Skye Wild Grass Type 3 lush
LB_BeachPalm
Skye Tree Fern
Skye Banana Plant (1li linked twins)
Board Walk Building Set from Studio Skye – Box v1.3
Skye Cliff 2 light rock
*alirium* DwarfForest [LightGreen]

kitty

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decor (left to right):
.peaches. le petit chariot – vintage sign
.peaches. le petit chariot – blue
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – Water Balloon Giver (NEW @ Summerfest)
KITE – Russian Blues – Treats COMMON
.peaches. Anchors Aweigh Beach Chair
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – Hose /w Balloons (NEW @ Summerfest)
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – War Zone Sign (NEW @ Summerfest)
SAYO – Palm Trees
NOMAD // Beach Huts // Blue

wearing:
[hair] Truth – Jamie (NEW @ the main store and marketplace)
[top] Tres Blah – Cabana Cami (NEW @ Uber) main sim :: cam sim
[shorts] Tres Blah – Liberty Denim Shorts (NEW @ Summerfest)
[rings] Absolut Vendetta –Juno Bento Rings
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own

[pose] Sari-Sari – snow heart06 (bento)