posted by Gidge Uriza
There is a rare breed of person that you meet out in the world, whatever world you live in, who sees the world through better eyes than you do. It’s not that they are more intelligent, or more holy, or even more able than you – it’s one simple difference.
They look – and they see possibility. They see a child who could learn to ride a bike, even if it means falling off it a few times. They see a creator who could expand their horizons to new places that they never thought they could go, and encourages them warmly to do just that.
They see the fusion of art and fashion, and how complimentary the two can be – and inspire others to see the same.
They see the goodness in all people – even the ones you and I might think are total assholes.
They believe in you, and believe you can do anything. Their belief is pure, and their desire for your success is so much like that parent helping their child to learn to ride the bike. And just because you are a blonde blogger who holds fast to her Barbie heritage…..he opens the door to other worlds of beauty and knows you will see it too.
I am speaking of course, of Winter Jefferson.
Many people know him, even people who don’t know him, know of him. But what you might never see is the heart that beats inside that undead body, believing in you, wishing you the best and truly seeing the good qualities in everyone.
I attended the Rezzable Show THE FUTURE IS NOW in support only of my friend, I’m such a brat, I had proclaimed all fashion shows lame and retarded – knowing full well that this is one of his passions (so this is jerkish of me and I should stop). When the Fallen Gods skins came out, I was nearly speechless and felt like I hadn’t seen skins before ever.
Winter knew I’d see it that way. He had faith that I wasn’t only a Barbie Girl living in a Barbie world. He changed my vision and I see differently because of it.
He is an example to us all of how to live within a community and be positive and loving toward all. Very few people are all bad or all good. But sometimes I need Winter to remind me.
Thank you Winter, for not only being my friend, but for being who you are. The world would be a far dimmer place without you.
The skins are from BIOLOGIC – Fallen Gods – Pacific Spores and were featured in THE FUTURE IS NOW Fashion show, where I fell in love with them.