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Dust in the Wind

Dust in the Wind

I close my eyes only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity

Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do crumbles to the ground
Though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

Now don’t hang on
Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won’t another minute buy

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
(All we are is dust in the wind)
Dust in the wind
(Everything is dust in the wind)
Everything is dust in the wind
(In the wind)

Dust in the Wind‘ ~Kansas~

Don’t think on the meaning of this song too much……it’s a Saturday night, at least for me, and now is not the time to think about this kind of thing. Instead, consider the year this was released, 1977 in case you’re wondering. What was happening in ’77? Star Wars premiered on May 25, thus making May the fourth a day of celebration! Elvis passed away in August of that year and is still a hunk a hunk of burning love to many women. And in Canada, French was made an official language and ever since it’s been against the law to display anything on store shelves with the English side facing out! And while you’re watching this video make a point to note the fashion statement these guys were making…….huge amounts of hair, big big lapels and collars, and all 100% pure polyester…..no sir…it doesn’t get better than that! 😀

So, this picture is all about the earrings!! The ‘Selina Earrings’ are a new Group Gift from Elle Boutique and with the group free to join these are an incredible deal. The HUD includes 8 metals and 14 stone textures, 5 levels of shine with Materials enabled, and they resize on touch. I love the big bold stone and the intricate curlycues that are heart shaped for added detail. Elle Boutique has moved so make note of the new land mark!

My hair is ‘H0814’ from tram.

As always I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added some eye shadow from the ‘Satin Eye Shadow’ set from Buzzeri and eye lashes from Mai Bilavio.

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Hold your head up, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet Dreams‘ ~Eurythmics~

Ahhhhh…..sweet dreams…..what are they made of, anyway? I’m not sure about anyone else’s dreams, but for me…the one that’s come true is the sweetest dream of all. ♥

I’m using a pose from the ‘Breathing Space’ sets of poses by Le Poppycock. These poses were created with the ‘Soho’ building by Minimal in mind, so they work perfectly with stairs, catwalks and ladders plus there’s steep/shallow rise versions to be used with different steps. There’s also flat/high feet versions included. The ‘Breathing Space’ sets, plus a free gift, are available now at the current round of The Pose Fair, which runs until the end of the month.

I’m wearing the ‘Valentina’ thong and bra in noir from /erratic/.

The ‘Countryfolk’ bed is from Apple Fall.

The ‘G1224’ hair is from tram.

And it 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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I’ll Stand By You

I'll Stand By You

Oh, why you look so sad?
Tears are in your eyes
Come on and come to me now
Don’t be ashamed to cry
Let me see you through
’cause I’ve seen the dark side too
When the night falls on you
You don’t know what to do
Nothing you confess
Could make me love you less

I’ll stand by you
I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you
I’ll stand by you

So if you’re mad, get mad
Don’t hold it all inside
Come on and talk to me now
Hey, what you got to hide?
I get angry too
Well I’m a lot like you
When you’re standing at the crossroads
And don’t know which path to choose
Let me come along
’cause even if you’re wrong

I’ll stand by you
I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you
I’ll stand by you
Take me in, into your darkest hour
And I’ll never desert you
I’ll stand by you

And when…
When the night falls on you, baby
You’re feeling all alone
You won’t be on your own

I’ll stand by you
I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you

I’ll stand by you
Take me in, into your darkest hour
And I’ll never desert you
I’ll stand by you
I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you
I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you
I’ll stand by you

I’ll Stand By You‘ ~The Pretenders~

I spend a lot of time alone, and for anyone who doesn’t like being alone….I know for a fact that just because someone’s alone, it doesn’t mean they’re lonely. I’ve never considered myself lonely mainly because my own company is my preference. It doesn’t mean I have no friends or that I’m anti-social, it just means that I choose when to let people into my world. I venture out into the world of socializing whenever I feel I should get in touch with friends, and they all(all 2 of them :D), understand me and allow me to do what’s best for me! At one point in life I believed what society says about introverts, that there’s something wrong and I better act normal, which was telling me to be an extrovert. I think it’s changed a bit since I was younger, it’s more acceptable to do your thing, whatever that might be. Or, it could just be that I don’t give a flying……ahem, you know what I’m saying, and do what I want. I wish I’d learned how to do that a lot earlier in life, oh how different it could have been!

I am alone here at Rummu, but not lonely. I stand and look out into the great beyond, or for the flat earth believers, I look out to the end of the water and then into nothingness! It’s always a good time to stop and listen, especially if the only thing to hear is your own spirit soaring!

The pose is from the ‘Out the Window’ set of poses from Amitie Poses.

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We Sink

We Sink

All those eyes on me
As I sink into the open sea
Color in my sheltered mind
Fill the gap between you and I

We are the sleepers, we bite our tongues
We set the fire and we let it burn
Through the dreamers, we hear the hum
They say come on, come on, let’s go
So come on, come on, let’s go

It’s warm, the skin I’m living in
It creates and shapes what is within
So please look away, don’t look at me
As we sink into the open sea

We are the sleepers, we bite our tongues
We set the fire and we let it burn
Through the dreamers, we hear the hum
They say come on, come on, let’s go

We are the sleepers, we bite our tongues
We set the fire and we let it burn
Through the dreamers, we hear the hum
They say come on, come on, let’s go
So come on, come on, let’s go

I know that it’s a waste of time
Chasing in the dark
But keep me in your clouded mind
‘Til time ignites a spark
I know that it’s a waste of time
Chasing in the dark
But keep me in your clouded mind
‘Til time ignites a spark
I know that it’s a waste of time
Chasing in the dark
But keep me in your clouded mind
‘Til time ignites a spark

We Sink‘ ~Of Monsters and Men~

I was quietly tucked into a little corner at Rummu and happened to catch a glimpse of Lake Solee sitting quietly tucked in her little corner of Rummu. I did something that I never do, I zoomed in……hesitant and feeling guilty for invading her personal space, and snapped a few pictures, all the while hoping she wasn’t going to disappear. Luck was on my side…she sat smoking her cigarette long enough for me to get a picture I liked. I met Lake in-world quite awhile ago and had followed her on flickr for a lot longer, she’s a fellow Canadian…..fellow introvert…….and I’m lucky to call her a friend.

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Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning rain is falling
Steal some covers share some skin
Clouds are shrouding us in moments unforgettable
You twist to fit the mold that I am in
But things just get so crazy living life gets hard to do
And I would gladly hit the road get up and go if I knew
That someday it would lead me back to you
That someday it would lead me back to you

That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave

Fingers trace your every outline
Paint a picture with my hands
Back and forth we sway like branches in a storm
Change the weather still together when it ends

That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave

But things just get so crazy living life gets hard to do
Sunday morning rain is falling and I’m calling out to you
Singing someday it’ll bring me back to you
Find a way to bring myself back home to you

May not know

That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
Driving slow

Oh, yeah, yeah…

There is a flower in your hair.
I’m a flower in your hair.

Oh, yeah, yeah, oh

Sunday Morning‘ ~Maroon 5~

Vrir and I spent some quiet time this past Sunday morning, and since I’m always proud and happy to show off my man, here we are! He looks appropriately aloof and me completely disinterested…..but it’s all just for show because it’s not at all an accurate description of us. Vrir’s usually saying, ‘Hey, I have an idea!’ and as he explains it I’m thinking how doable it is, then running to MP to see if somethings available if I don’t have it in my inventory. Vrir thinks my inventory is like something out of Harry Potter, but it just comes from years of keeping everything I get because one day I ‘might’ need it! And of course I have to get everything that I consider ‘neat’, which is just about everything. There will come a time he has an idea that I can’t put together……but so far, it’s all been doable! I just need a big gorilla hand so I can be Fay Wray in King Kong…….I’m sure something will come along! 😀

This is 2 singles poses from the ‘Isfahan’ bench with poses from Ana Poses. It comes with 3 male, 3 female and 3 couples poses. All relaxed and natural! The bench is available now at The Men’s Department.