So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
‘Wish You Were Here‘ ~Pink Floyd~
There’s a few people that I could say this to, and it’s most noticeable when the time comes that the person is normally with me that I notice the emptiness most. I’m alone in bed here in Second Life at a time of day that I’m not normally alone. In this case I know it’s only for the day, so I spend my time working on a photograph or blog post, or go shopping, at a time that I don’t normally do those things. No worries though, because I know tomorrow he’ll be back and we’ll be together again. But, it’s coming up to the time of year that I miss one person the most, and I know I won’t see him again. I lost my grandfather, Grandad to everyone, in October so many years ago, but once the days get shorter and fall seems to be imminent, I feel his absence the most. He was a big part of my life, he was such a gentle man. The autumn always makes me melancholy, and since fall can go on for awhile, it gets to be a long season of that feeling. I love fall, the crisp mornings, the big clear skies all day, and the setting sun glowing golden in the dust from the harvest that’s underway. A gorgeous fall day can make a person glad to be alive, and I am glad I’m alive, but I do wish Grandad was too, so we could spend the time together like we did when I was young. It never occured to me back then that I’d never hear his stories again, and I wish I could see him just one more time, to really appreciate everything he brought to my life and to ask him questions that I never did when he was alive. At this point I don’t mourn his passing, I think of all the good times we had and when a chance arises to say one of his much used sayings, I do, and I smile when I think of him saying it.
I’m wearing a new release from Carol G Tattoo Studio here, and it’s stunning, I must say. The ‘Pains & Flowers’ tattoo is an upper body tattoo covering the arms, hands(including backs and palms), upper back and dècolletage. It’s gorgeous floral theme is consistent throughout and in the center of the chest is the saying’ ‘That of my pains, sprouts flowers’, which is something that everyone should try to achieve. The pain experienced is meant to learn from, so don’t waste that chance. It’s available in colour and black&white(seen here) and is compatible with all the major mesh bodies including Omega compatible bodies. It’s available now at Shiny Shabby.
I’m wearing the pasties and thong from the ‘Diora Corset Outfit’ from Ascend.
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.