I am reading The Culture of Make Believe by Derrick Jensen. I think I will have to just buy this book and return the copy I am reading to the library. Like Wendell Berry, Jensen’s book is too rich in subject matter to just read. It will be one I want to go back to again and again. I am reading it slowly, pausing after each conclusion or big idea to think. The underlying theme is that by viewing our world as an object to possess and exploit instead of seeing it as this living, breathing subject whose existence is vital, we become alienated from the world and all sorts of other ills are natural consequences of treating everything as an object to own. The writing is beautiful and powerful and full of ideas that I want to remember. He wrote that ““we have a need for enchantment that is as deep and devoted as our need for food and water.”
I think this is true. Wonder and awe are thinks we yearn for and they are most often found outdoors in the natural world.
There is wonder, too, in Second Life®, at the beautiful worlds and stunning landscapes of our virtual world. It is less powerful, but no less real. There is no fresh, brisk breeze with the restorative power of fresh air, but there is the calm and soothing joy of beauty. Take a walk at The Trace Too and the sights and sounds will entrance you. Now if only they could produce virtual fresh air.
The Annex has released a new coat for the winter in several gorgeous colors. I chose the pink because while autumn is coming and bringing with it the clouds and the rain of Oregon’s fall, winter and spring, I am going to hang onto the sunshine of summer as long as I can. I decided to wear it over this lovely skirt from NYU. To get the skirt to work with the coat, I wore a skirt 2 sizes smaller than the coat.
I stopped by Kitty’s Claws, a relatively new mani/pedi store where you can find several very affordable nail designs. I chose these pastel stripes. Each set has 10 color options which makes them among the best bargains you can find.
It was cool and I have a bit of a cold, so I decided to wear a hat. This fedora from Argrace made me happiest. The makeup is Glam Affair’s Clara. I used the pastel pink lipstick and then used the Lelutka Stella hud to take it down a notch.
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Clothing: NYU – Linen Sitched Skirt, Grey
The Annex – Boston Coat – Wool – Pink
Shoes: Slink Oxford Heels with Socks (Physique) – Pink and White
Jewelry: Cae :: Bolt :: EarringS
Skin: Glam Affair Clara America
Hair: *ARGRACE* Fedora Hat “Wild curl” ~ (Copper)
Poses: Di’s Opera
Appliers: Kitty’s Claws: Vertical Stripes – Fingernails – Pastels
Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Clara Applier [ America ]
Eyes: pc eyes by LL – shallow water – medium
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.4 (ADD ME)
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock
Location: The Trace Too