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Free, unrestrained and unhindered.

“the things in our control are by nature free, unhindered, and unobstructed"

Epictetus wrote in the Enchiridion, “The things in our control are by nature free, unrestrained, unhindered.” We control our own actions, words, opinions, what we like, what we don’t like, and what we want. If we stick to what we control, he suggests, we are free of restraint. It is when we try to influence the things outside our control that we are trapped. It’s good advice. The difficulty is figuring out what we can control.

That’s been on my mind a lot. There’s a lot I don’t like happening, but what can I control? I can choose despair or resistance, that’s up to me. I need to focus on what I can do, not what I wish would happen. So even though I feel like kicking more than an exercise bag, I will instead focus my mind and my heart on resisting despair.

“the things in our control are by nature free, unhindered, and unobstructed"

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My Inner Peace Is In Here Somewhere

Collabor88 is inspiring us all to find our inner peace and get the lead out this month with their theme of GYM CHIC. I suppose the feeds are going to be full of folks working out, thus count me among them. Yet, it’s not a bad idea after all. Keeping yourself centered and focused and healthy should be a priority. Perhaps if we focus on it for our avatars, some will bleed over to our typists? Continue reading

The choices that are my own…

Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own . .
My computer has been on sabbatical since December 18th. It took a trip to Cupertino to soak in the warmer weather and pick up a new logic board. Luckily, it returned last night just in time for me to show off this gorgeous dress from ISON before Collabor88 shimmies itself into a new monthly showcase on the 8th. Is this not lovely and it comes in five colors and I posed on that pose stand clicking the HUD through those colors over and over and over and over again trying to decide. It was impossible, they are all wonderful. So, I eenie-meenied my way to this lovely rose shade. I am decisive like that sometimes.
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Build Your Wings On The Way Down

Sometimes you just have to say what the fuck, as Ferris told us, and so I am setting up an all new house just about the time I got my old one sorted perfect. I’m redecorating, trying to embrace only putting out new things because old things are old, but I’m struggling a bit.

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Why So Sad

I confess I’m not sad. I’m playing with the fun tear filled skins from Pink Fuel. Perhaps apropos were I filled with soul rending drama but ALAS I’m not.  I’ve set up my new home studio and new file folders for my SL photos for 2017 and well, I’m rather excited to see what the new year will bring around. Continue reading

And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. Rainer Marie Rilke

Rilke was right to note that the new year would be full of things that have never been. Every new year brings us innovation, discovery and change. In that, every new year brings us something to hope for despite looming dangers. Despite the many losses that have made 2016 a bitter and sorrowful year, I fear we may look back on it with longing as the Grand Panjandrum takes the oath he will break that very day and every day that follows.

Tomorrow will follow tomorrow and time goes forward inexorably. All we can do, then, as we teeter on the edge of the abyss, is resist despair, resist defeat and find sanctuary in community, in beauty, and in certain knowledge that the arc of the moral universe may have gotten a kink in it, but it still bends toward justice.
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NYE and Staying In

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m still getting settled in my new house. I’m not up to a big shindig and I don’t have a date, so that’s a perfect excuse to curl up with a book and some online shopping and just relax this evening don’t you think? Continue reading