My heart feels very heavy today. The past three days alone we have seen so much carnage and a complete disregard for human life. On November 12th, 43 people were killed in Lebanon. On November 13th, 26 people were killed in Iraq and 129 were killed in France. And in the past year, the same monsters have killed thousands in Syria.
I remember as a little girl when I was first learning about World War II, I used to wonder what it must have been like to be alive during that time period. How did those around the world feel about all of the cruelty and killing going on? Did they feel as helpless and devastated as I do now?
With all the devastation surrounding these events, it’s a bit of a relief to see the humanity shining through and people stepping up to help strangers. Generous Parisians united and used the hashtag #PorteOuverte on twitter to offer shelter to any of those in need. Then across the ocean, Americans used the hashtag #StrandedinUS and opened their homes to Parisians whose flights were cancelled and were stranded in the US. These small gestures give me more hope that not all is lost and there is still much good in this world.
Right now my thoughts are with the friends and families of those that have lost their lives. I pray that we are able to heal and come out stronger so we can unite and defend ourselves from those that are empty of any compassion, love or human decency. I also pray that more innocent lives are not lost because of further ignorance and treachery.
I hope these events give you a sense of obligation to be more proactive and volunteer, donate, vote, educate yourself, protest and protect those that need our help around the world. I know it does for me. If we want this world to change for the better, we need to unite and do it together.
Paradise Lost is the story of Adam and Eve’s original sin, brought to you by The Basilique. In 2014 it was a theater production, in which residents purchased tickets to go see the live action play inworld with their friends and family. Now, they have produced Paradise Lost – the movie, a 60 minute machinima production made entirely […] Continue reading →
Today was a special holiday for muslims around the world. The name of the holiday was Eid al-Adha and the story behind this Eid revolves around Abraham and his great sacrifice. Yes, the same Abraham that can be found in the Bible and Torah. Interesting how if you read all three of these religious books: […] Continue reading →
(click here for a raw shot) I recently tried this new applier from Glam Affair called Mavi, made exclusively for the LeLutka mesh heads. I felt like a perfect mesh doll in it. One of my favorite appliers to date! Glam Affair does such amazing skins with all sorts of appliers that I decided to […] Continue reading →
Eid al-Fitr has arrived and it’s been a wonderfully spiritual month of Ramadan for me. Ramadan is one of my most favorite months of the year. It’s a time my family really comes together. We wake up before sunrise and eat together then open our fasts together after sunset. We read the Quran together, we pray […] Continue reading →
To celebrate Second Life’s 12th birthday Linden Lab has introduced a video share project called “What Second Life Means to Me” in which they have asked some Second Life residents, as well as some Lindens themselves, what Second Life means to them. I was very happy and nervous when I was asked to be a part of […] Continue reading →
Recently a very talented young lady painted a portrait of my avatar and I had to share it with you guys. It’s beautiful and was based on the image I did of myself last year, pictured below. Her name is Miriam Lemondrop and she does paintings of Avatars for only L$1500, which I think is […] Continue reading →
There is a new club on the grid by the name of !ndustry. Harlow Heslop blogged about it earlier and then I saw her plurking about a party going on there, so I figured I’d go and try to kill my graphics card by taking a picture in the crowd. The club is owned by […] Continue reading →
I don’t think I’ve ever written a “berry” pun in my titles before so hopefully you’ll forgive me this time, I couldn’t resist. The shoes I’m wearing are named Berry so you know, it had to be done. The lovely Lyrical Ember asked me to blog with her and since I’m on this journey to […] Continue reading →
Juno Mantel of Junbug has started a campaign to help educate girls in Sierra Leone. She has created this adorable vintage school dress, available in 5 colors, and 100% of the sales will be donated to her Do it in a Dress campaign. Her campaign is running from November 7th till December 7th (only one month) […] Continue reading →
As I said in a recent post, I have been trying to be a bit more social and approaching a few friends to join me on the blog. Carthalis Rossini is another one of the friends I drool over and wanted to collaborate with. Carthalis and I have blogged a few times before. The first […] Continue reading →
I’m trying to be a bit more social in SL these days and approaching people I admire to come join me on the blog. Ms. Hillany Scofield is one I’ve wanted to collaborate with for a long while. Not only is her face and avatar incredibly striking to me, but her pictures are so sensually […] Continue reading →
Last month I released a standard second life shape directly to my marketplace store. The only reason I did that is because people kept asking about my shape and so I thought I would experiment and see what I could come up with. I didn’t expect to, but I sold quite a few of them. […] Continue reading →
(Portrait by Melaniebianca Lyric) Today I am blogging cartoons of my own cartoon. Recently Melaniebianca Lyric drew a picture of my Second Life avatar (based on this image) and I completely fell in love with it. She just did it out of the blue a few days ago and I’ve been admiring it since then. […] Continue reading →
I recently spent some time visiting and exploring the Gardens of Absentia. I took quite a few pictures so decided to share this one. You can find a few more on my profile feed. Ipunin Pera is the owner of the gardens and The Pool of Hope Charity in Second Life hosts many events there […] Continue reading →