I was very happy to read an update from Ziki Questi with the good news that Kylie Jaxxon is alive and as well as can be expected when living with leukemia. She is getting back on her feet and is deeply appreciative of all the community has done to keep her sim going during her absence. The fundraiser will continue as it is to raise funds for The American Cancer Society. Please read the update yourself for the good news.
I do not know Kylie Jaxxson, but I love her sim. From it, I imagine her as someone who finds beauty in simplicity, in the raw and unadorned flotsam of life. I imagine a kind of serenity coupled with an ease with herself, that feeling comfortable in your own skin acceptance that is so rare. I could be wildly off the mark, but I don’t think so. I think we reveal ourselves when we create and landscaping is one of the most elemental forms of creation. There is something so relaxed and comforting in the simple tableaus at The Trace Too that I feel they must be drawn from the designer’s inner self.
Even though I do not know her, I rejoice with her friends and her community in her continued presence in Second Life. We seem to have lost so many recently and each loss diminishes us all. Yes, loss is part of life and this year has not been a year only of loss. On Monday, my great-nephew welcomed his third child into the world. There have been four additions in just over a year and I am not even going to try to count among the cousins. There is balance, but only in the general sense, not in the particular. Every loss is individual and particular.
So taking victories when we find them and finding joy in the small miracles is important. We should all celebrate this renaissance and the renewal of hope.
And do, please, support this auction to raise funds for the continued struggle against cancer. Cancer has taken too much from us and will continue to do so, but strides are being made all the time, new therapies, new research in prevention as well as treatment. There is much to make us glad, and with your help, there will be more.
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Poses: Sweet Lovely Cute AO
HUDS: Slink Ankle Lock
Skin: Glam Affair America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet, Hands
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Appliers: Flair 226
Glam Affair Avril and Stella Head Appliers
Eyes: pc eyes by LL – shallow water – medium
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Astra
Clothing: GizzA – Wendy Denim Skirt [Spotted Pink] Size S
GizzA – Wendy Knotted Shirt [Pink] Size M
Shoes: Ingenue :: Sea Spray Sandals (Slink) :: Sky
Jewelry: EarthStones Eternelle Marcasite Earrings & necklace – Blue Topaz
Location: The Trace Too