There is a lot of speculation about what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. They used to say it was our ability to use tools, but I had a dog who used a stick as a lever to snap the boards in the fence. There’s a marvelous video of a crow using tools to get food. Some used to say it was language, but the more we learn of animals, the more we learn about their languages and realize that we made assumptions because we did not speak their language. There are those who say it is our consciousness that we will die that makes us human, but can someone see animals mourning and presume they have no sense of their own mortality? Others say it is how well we cooperate, but will we ever cooperate as well as bees and ants? Anyone who thinks about the size of an elephant or whale brain knows it cannot be brain size. Scientists spend a lot of time on this question and are coming to the conclusion it’s not just one thing that makes us human, but it is all about how we think. One of the key differences is our ability to imagine multiple scenarios, to build complex imagined constructions. Daydreams are part of this – not dreams – but the conscious self-aware wonder of daydreams.
Daydreams are the theme of this month’s Collabor88. It is also the 4th Anniversary of Collabor88 and as with every anniversary, everyone who has participated in the past year has been invited back for the celebration – an abundance of creativity. Since it is incredibly busy, you might want to shop the catalog or Seraphim preview first so you know what you want to to demo and purchase before you go. For most of you, I think this lovely dress from Pixicat will be on the top of your list. You simply must demo it so you can sit back in wonder at the animated texture that makes this dress something special. Yes, it comes in regular solids, but this version is “only in SL” and it is beautiful. Pictures cannot do it justice.
Also at Collabor88, Garbaggio has released two pairs of new shoes. I love the sleek curves in this option. The way it curves and dips around the ankle is sort of like a cloud and for some reason we think of day dreams as soft fluffy cloud-filled happy places – which is exactly where these shoes belong.
Little bones made to daydream believing hair styles. I love this one with the pearl head band – a headband you can change color with a HUD. Amala extended the celestial metaphor for daydreams with jewelry with moons and stars – a golden lucky charms. Also in this picture, you can see more clearly the details in the dress, including the wonderful lace and belt.
My skin is from League – the Luna applier for the Lelutka Mesh head. I also applied Flair nails and the League Luna makeup. I love the fresh vitality of this skin.
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Poses: Di’s Opera
Skin: League Luna Pale
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High, Hands,
Slink Physique Mesh Body
League Luna 1
Appliers: Flair 110
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom – Aquilius Eyes (Green)
Hair: little bones. Titania (M) for Collabor88
Clothing: -Pixicat- Dreamy.Dress – Cosmic (Slink) for Collabor88
Shoes: Garbaggio // Daydream Pumps [SLink] for Collabor88
Jewelry: Amala – The Air Balloon Earrings, Amala – The Moon & Stars Necklace for Collabor88
Decor: keke – for Collabor88
|Cadaver||Interesting, I hadn't thought of it in exactly those terms. But I did recently postulate that only humans found cat videos funny, which is pretty close.|
|SuchANastyWoman||Yeah, imagination is a big part of being human, though....Oscar does imagine there is something behind that circuit breaker cover that he constantly tries to open.|