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~
So, Liz is out walking in the cool autumn air, deep in thought and looking good doing it. I have to admit that when I go walking in real life, it doesn’t look like this. Liz walks with delicate grace among the golden countryside, her thoughts meander over many topics but always come back to how blessed she is in life. She’s completely in the moment and feels the colours around her as much as she sees it. If I do this in reality, I’m out in the beauty of nature that’s now the golds, browns and rusts of autumn, below a huge pale blue sky where the jet trails stay visible all day. The air is cool but the sun warm. But, this is where reality differs from Second Life, I’ll be walking deep in thought, my mind racing from topic to topic and asking questions I don’t know the answers to. The ground is really uneven and my foot catches on a bush and I fall down, hurting my hand and getting grass and dirt in my hair, but I only mutter under my breath, dust myself off, and carry on. I look up into the sun feeling it’s warmth on my face….and not looking where I’m going, I’ve walked into a little bluff of aspen saplings and a branch that’s face high on me slides across my nose and cheek, making a red welt and stinging like all get out. I don’t mutter this time, I grit my teeth and say @!%&^$*&^#. I clear the way to get out of there with no more injuries. I now see where I am in relation to the road that runs past the pasture and realize I’ve gone further than I thought and now face the long walk back to the truck. I stand and enjoy the stillness of the day for a few minutes, and acknowledge how blessed I am and for this one second in time I’m completely in the moment, my mind stilled by the beauty of the day. I decide to cross over onto the road for the hike back, but in between me and the road is a 4 strand barbed wire fence…..you can probably see what’s coming! Yea…..even though I’ve been crawling through these fences most of my life, every one of them poses a certain challenge, and this one’s no different. I press down on the 2nd strand from the bottom and intending to duck through the gap, my jacket catches on a barb on my back, I move back out of it and duck down further to try again, only this time I catch the crotch of my pants on a barb on the lower strand. I shimmy back and forth a few times, getting caught and uncaught again and again, until finally I’m through and walking through the ditch to the road. I went for this walk to get back to nature one last time before winter, and although Liz can do it so much better, in real life…….only I can smell the fresh cool air, hear the migrating geese as they fly overhead, and know that I’m one of the luckiest women alive.
I decided that it’s time to embrace the cooler weather and quit pretending summer clothes are warm enough. So, I found the ‘Azia Sweater’ and the ‘Arwen Vest’ in my inventory for this outing, and they’re perfect. They’re an older release from *Just BECAUSE*, but they look as great as the day they were new. They fit the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza(Freya/Isis) mesh bodies and come in loads of colours. Plus, they fit together perfectly or can be worn separately…..plus they also fit over jeans easily.
The ‘H0527’ hair is from tram.
I’m wearing the ‘Ribbed Knit Leggings’ appliers from Simply Sage.
As always, I’m the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.
This pose is from the ‘A Bit Shy 1’ set of poses from MILA.
I made a visit to the beautiful Ocho Tango Place for this picture.