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Opium

Opium

Sometimes
I feel like I want to live
Far from the metropolis
Just walk through that door
Sometimes
I feel like I want to fly
Reach out to the painted sky
A prisoner to the wind
A bird on the wing
Sometimes
I feel the ocean in my blood
See rain from the sky above
Her salt brined tears
And now
Those tears leave taste on my tongue
Like the warm rush you get from
Black opium
Black opium
Sometimes
I feel like I want to leave
Behind all these memories
And walk through that door
Outside
The black night calls my name
But all roads look the same
They lead nowhere
They lead nowhere

Opium‘ ~Dead Can Dance~

I’m struggling to find inspiration right now, all creativity seems to have left me, but I did manage a simple shot yesterday, and as happens at times like this, it’s just me staring off into the distant horizon. I’m sure I’m not alone in this, and I’ve had this happen more times than I can count…sometimes it’s fleeting and other times it goes for days and days. But ultimately, it always comes back and I’m inspired and having fun again. Right now, even things that always inspire me aren’t working….. I love new poses and have a whole bunch that I’ve not used yet, but even the sad ones aren’t doing it for me, which is strange because my default mood for a picture is always sad. Hopefully it comes back soon, but until then I’ll keep muddling on!

I’m wearing the ‘Jessie Top’ from *Just BECAUSE* for this picture and I have to admit to feeling a little bit naked in it, but everything that needs to be covered is. It’s available right now at Collabor88 and it comes in 26 colours with the beads all customizable and it’s fitted for the SLink(Hourglass/Physique), Maitreya, and Belleza(Freya/Isis) mesh bodies.

The hair, as you already know, is my favourite…..’G1204′ from tram.

My look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The bento pose is from the ‘Quiet 003’ set from -slouch- poses.

I’m at Whimberly for this scene, I know…there’s nothing much behind me, and could be anywhere……but ……it’s at Whimberly.

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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Lost as I may be
All in the fog of my own noise and triviality
Grant, Holy Mother, grant me clarity
I am standing on the edge of forever… forever…

One among infinity
Witnessing the majesty
Calm in this humility
Witnessing the majesty
Hope as far as one can see
Witnessing the majesty [x3]
Standing on the edge of forever

Blessed that be in
Is reawakening
Grant, Holy Mother and my deathly slumber
To stand fearless on the edge of forever… forever…

One among infinity
Witnessing the majesty
Calm in this humility
Witnessing the majesty
Hope as far as one can see
Witnessing the majesty [x6]
Standing on the edge of forever

Hope as far
As one can see
As one can see

Grand Canyon‘ ~Puscifer~

I’ll just leave this link there for you to click at your leisure, it’s ear and eye candy to feast your senses on. Neither the song nor title have anything to do with this picture, but it’s stunning cinematography and lyrics that draw a person in, completely captivated me. I’ve not been to the Grand Canyon, but I’ve spent enough time in Arizona to know that I’d love to go back and really see and feel it, I love the beauty of the desert. I fell in love with the Joshua Trees while I was there, and now I have one for a house plant. It’s extremely slow growing, which is a good thing since it’ll never see it’s native land and be able to spend a winter outside. I don’t tell it that though, I don’t want it to lose all hope. 😛

I’m using one of the five poses in the ‘Eloa’ series from CKEY Poses, here. All of them are sitting in various ways, with perfect bento posed hands and a relaxed and natural manner to create different moods in your pictures. The set is available at the UNIK Event, which runs until May 28.

The hair is ‘Intrepid’ from Stealthic.

My look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

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Without You

Without You

I’ll grow when you grow
Let me loosen up the blindfold
I’ll fly when you cry
Lift us out of this landslide
Wherever you go
Whenever we part

I’ll keep on healing all the scars
That we’ve collected from the start
I’d rather this than live without you
For every wish upon a star
That goes unanswered in the dark
There is a dream, I’ve dreamt about you

And from afar, I lie awake
Close my eyes to find I wouldn’t be the same

I’ll shine when you shine
Painted pictures on my mind
Sun sets on this ocean
Never once on my devotion
However you are
Or far that you’re fall

I’ll keep on healing all the scars
That we’ve collected from the start
I’d rather this than live without you
For every wish upon a star
That goes unanswered in the dark
There is a dream, I’ve dreamt about you

And from afar, I lie awake
Close my eyes to find I’d never be the same
Without you, without you?

Without You‘ ~Eddie Vedder~

First of all, I’m going to say I have a fantastic Dad, he’s always been the most influential man in my life, so it’s a good thing he’s a great Dad, man, and human being. With that said, this post now features my 3 most favourite men, my Dad, Eddie Vedder, and Vrir!(in no specific order) Yes, EV is right up there….no…..I don’t know him, but…..you know……he’s Eddie Vedder! 😛 And then there’s Vrir, what can I say….he’s my best friend, my partner, my rock, and the one who can make sense of life when I can’t! He rocks my world, now more than ever! ♥ I guess I should have warned you…..extreme mushiness ahead….too late now! 😀

This picture’s all about the ‘Right Here’ pose from CKEY Poses. It’s intimacy shuts out the world around us and whether we talk or sit in silence together, it’s just being together that matters. The pose balls are copy/mod for easy adjustment and the bento hands add so much to the scene. We didn’t need to adjust anything with Animare to make this fit us, which makes it so easy. This couples pose is exclusive to the Pose Fair, that runs until May 25.

My hair is ‘I0326’ from tram and the ‘Hipster panties and Tank’ are from Maitreya. My look all begins with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

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Pining

Pining

Maybe I’ll have to walk through the fire
Balancing on a razor wire
But I ain’t afraid to weep
I ain’t afraid to suffer
I ain’t afraid to be a fool to be your lover

Cause the silver lining
Baby, it’s a’blinding
Cause I’m pining for you
I don’t mind working
Until I’m hurting
There’s nothing I’m certain I wouldn’t do

Maybe I’ll have to work every weekend
To buy you the things you say you’re a’needing
But I could skip a meal
Save up all my money
Borrow, beg, and steal just to keep you from a’running

There’s nothing I’m certain I wouldn’t do
There’s nothing I’m certain I wouldn’t do

Pining‘ ~Parker Millsap~

Just a simple picture today, it came about in a rather odd way. Vrir and I have a small chunk of land, and with that a platform and skybox to live and work in up above, well…..I was working on the platform(I use the term ‘working’ very loosely here), and ended up falling off. I careened down, over 900 meters, and landed on the roof of the building that sits on the land below. I landed near the edge and had a few trees behind me, looked around and figured it was a good spot to take a picture. So, after trying a few poses I settled on this one from the ‘Loud set 03’ from -slouch- poses. Did I mention they’re back on the grid? I’m still excited! 😛

The hair is ‘G0718’ from tram.

This top is the ‘DIY Tank’ from fashionably dead, and I swear I felt like I was falling out on either side everywhere I went. It bares a looooooot of sideboob, in case you didn’t notice!

As usual, my look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

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Brother in Arms

Brother in Arms

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be

Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I’ve witnessed your suffering
As the battle raged high

And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell
And the moon riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die

But it’s written in the starlight
And every line in your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

Brother in Arms‘ ~Dire Straits~

I’ve never really done any serious photos featuring a weapon of any kind, so this is a little different for me, but I love the detail of this bento pose from The Owl. The fingers are perfectly placed and the peaceful concentration is rather cathartic. I’m not sure if one must be completely naked to hold their katana, but I wasn’t taking any chances, so I bared all for this. This pose is one of Set 74 from The Owl and it’s one of many group gifts available right now! The katana’s included with the poses and the group is free to join.

I’m at Grauland for this one, I’ll never run out of inspiration when I’m here. BTW, I checked the radar before I bared all…..wasn’t going to have anyone catch me with no clothes on! 😀