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I Am Going to the Max

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK

“A proper community, we should remember also,
is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy.
It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual,
of its members — among them the need to need one another” — Wendell Berry

Rustica was one of the first furniture stores I ever visited in Second Life. My friend Maht Wuyts from The Velvet and I would go there at least a couple times a month. We had a photo studio and it was furnished with Rustica’s Couch of Many Colors and there was that sleek recliner that offered Grey Goose martinis. There was the sleeper sofa that opened up with a mouse click into a bed. Long billowy curtains that pooled on the floor. Man, we loved that place. It felt like a real shop, a bit over-crowded and messy. You know, like an old-fashioned place that is the opposite of a mall. Unlike many stores, when you visited Rustica, the owner might be sitting behind the counter and would even chat. So Max Graf has been an SL acquaintance and friend for ten years now. During all that time, he has been a friendly and generous member of Second Life’s community.

Sadly, he and his family have lost their home due to legal manipulations they may be able to overturn, but not in time to keep a roof over their heads. They risk homelessness without some help. Second Life is a proper community and proves it again and again, a place where people can admit to needing each other. Max asked people to shop at his store, but people, remembering all Max has done over the years to build SL community wanted to do more. That’s where Going to the Max came from, the knowledge that Second Life is a proper community.

Going to the Max Fundraiser Poster

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The Arcade brings sunshine and flowers

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.

I was looking for a quote for my pictures and came across “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” It was attributed to Walt Whitman which struck me as bizarre. It does not sound the least bit like Whitman. Whitman wrote things like “Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling!” The internet is good for many things, but it’s been a disaster to those who want proper attribution for quotes. Thankfully there are those who are combatting error like The Quote Investigator.

The Arcade has arrived and with June comes sunshine and flowers, not just outdoors, but even on the wall.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.

I shot these pictures in the small attic bedroom at the top of Scarlet Creative’s romantic Daisy Weathered House at The Arcade. With ivy and moss on the walls and roofs, delicate floral wallpaper and so many gables it would make Nathaniel Hawthorne jealous, this house is everything.
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You Had Me At Gacha

Good morning girls. I’m slow moving, trying to get out of bed this morning, but when I’m surrounded by my pretty pink bed it’s difficult to get out and out and away like I should. I’m exhausted from the Arcade preview and excited at the same time. It’s a great round.  Continue reading

Stupid alarm clocks!

I woke up extremely early (for me) this morning. It wasn’t by choice really. An alarm clock was set for 7:30am and I got up to tinkle and here I am. I thought I would take advantage of the quiet time and blog.  Guess who wakes up mid photo editing…my kid. So instead of a nice chatty blog I planned, I’m cutting it short and saying have a fun weekend y’all and here is my look of the day. I would classify it as lazy gardener wear.

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Hybie Is Wearing:

Top: !gO! – country girl 3
Tights: Villlena – polkadot leggins black
Hair: lamb – blue monday – mint
Skin: Essences – CHO – light rose 01
Eyes: Ikon – Utopia – Faerie green
Neckalce: Izzie’s – 50s pearl necklace black
Shoes: Mon Tissu – favorite leather flats black

This HOT post of mine :D

Heya folks!
Hope you’re doing good. I’m super busy at work and it’s sooo hot here in Southern Italy that i’d just like to fall asleep and wake up in October….. But hey, i don’t think it’s possible, so i’ll sit and wait. And, in the meantime, i’ll show you what i got on my last shopping trips 😛

!gO! is a new to me store, i discovered it casually and  i immediately fell in love with Gocha Merlin funky creations, like the outfit and the shirt that i’m wearing in the following pictures.

Funky purpleness

During my shopping trip

This lovely cardigan, available in more colours, comes in two versions, sold separately: with long-sleeves (the one i’m wearing) or short sleeves.
Skirt and leggings come together, they’re also available in other colors. The white top/bra, which is tintable, is the latest group gift in the store and i think it goes well with the outfit.
Such a cool outfit!

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