I have loved the stars too dearly

I've Loved the Stars Too Fondly

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

Most of us have an atavistic fear of the dark. It makes sense, many animals hunt at night. While we may hunt by day, at night we are the prey. I have always loved the dark, though. During the day, the lake I grew up on would be busy with people fishing and waterskiing. I have had more than one daytime close call with a speed boat driven by reckless people who never think to look for swimmers. I loved to swim in lake at night when the boats were silenced and sleeping, put to bed for fear of being run aground in the narrow lanes between the islands. While there might be a few hundred people on the lake during the day, at night I was often the only one. Of course, it was never quiet. There were the frogs, crickets, owls, timber wolves and best of all, the loons, all competing for lead vocals in the nightly concert.

We were in the country so the moon and stars reflected and refracted in the waves. I would swim toward the ribbon of moonlight even knowing I could never catch it. I suppose it was my own brand of recklessness, swimming alone for hours among the stars, but it was magical, too. Sometimes I pulled out my canoe and paddled so i was lined up with the moon’s reflection and then jumped in, diving down to the touch the bottom of the lake which never got much deeper than forty feet. I liked the deep water where the lake bottom was made of marl rather than muck or clay. Something about swimming in utter blackness captivated me and I never felt afraid.

I've Loved the Stars Too Fondly

I miss living by the lake and going swimming. Lakes in Oregon are glacier fed and not really suitable for swimming. That has not stopped me, but in water that cold, you can’t laze about in the water and drift. You can’t lay back and let yourself sink into the inky water and pretend you are floating among the stars.

Of course, standing on Kalopsia’s broken floor is not exactly sinking into inky depths either, and I am standing, now swimming, but I am eagerly waiting for sun to set and for the evening chorus to begin. I am with cranes instead of loons and they are paper (from DDD for Collabor88), so they will be unaccountably quiet. If they could speak, however, they would rave about my adorable dress from ur.favorite.one (u.f.o.) that is at Collabor88 this month.

I've Loved the Stars Too Fondly
Besom is new to me, but I love their hair textures and this particular hairstyle that was released at Collabor88.
I've Loved the Stars Too Fondly
Lelutka has released two new sets of eyelashes, each set with three options in length. These are the short ones! They eyes are brand new from PXL Creations. I am pretty sure I see creator Hart Larsson reflected in those pupils.
I've Loved the Stars Too Fondly
These shoes are from Breathe for Collabor88 and work with Slink, Maitreya and Belleza. Lots of shoes only fit two of these three standards, so it is nice to find someone making for all three.
I've Loved the Stars Too Fondly
The skin is from Glam Affair, the America tone using the Avril applier and some Adam & Eve shadow. Remember, you can mix and match among appliers to get individual and unique looks.

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Poses: aDorkable
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD
Slink Ankle Lock
Skin: Glam Affair America
Mesh Attachments: -Belleza- Isis
.LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
Appliers: AE Eyeshadow G Smoke 2 (Lelutka)
Glam Affair Lotte
Eyes: [PXL] STUDIO Eyes – Green (S)
Hair: Besom~ India @ Collabor88
Clothing: ::{u.f.o}::day dream dress – melon @ Collabor88
Shoes: [BREATHE]-Jasmine Heels-Belleza-No Socks-White @ Collabor88
Location: [DDD] Paper Cranes Trio @ Collabor88
Kalopsia – Broken Floor – Dream @ Collabor88

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