(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman

(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman

Looking out on the morning rain
I used to feel so uninspired
And when I knew I had to face another day
Lord, it made me feel so tired

Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
But you’re the key to my peace of mind

‘Cause you make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman

When my soul was in the lost and found
You came along, to claim it
I didn’t know just what was wrong with me
‘Til your kiss helped me name it

Now I’m no longer doubtful of what I’m living for
And if I make you happy I don’t need to do more

‘Cause you make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman

Oh, baby, what you done to me?
You make me feel so good inside
And I just wanna be close to you
You make me feel so alive

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman

‘(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman’ ~Adele-Aretha Franklin cover~

It’s Friday, and for some reason that I can’t fathom, I got up before 4 AM, for no apparent reason! I guess it’s good to get at it, although I don’t know what I should get at today! Coffee….I’ll start with that and after that who knows, the sky’s the limit!

The ‘Queen & Diva’ tattoo is a new release from the Carol G Tattoo Studio that’s available at the current round of Cosmopolitan. Now, I don’t think I’m a diva at all, although some may think differently. It’s not like I need my M&M’s without any yellow ones or I only drink water that’s come from a glacier and it’s chilled to a certain temperature. I’m just me, a little picky in some ways, but a diva? Nooooo……I don’t think so! 😀 The tattoo is compatible with the major mesh bodies plus anything Omega driven and it comes in 4 ink tones. I should add that ‘Queen’ applies to the left cheek, and they’re applied separately!

I’m wearing the ‘Charlotte Lingerie’ in black, from BigBeautifulDoll, here. The stockings don’t come with it, but I have plenty of stockings in other lingerie sets from BBD that I could use. It consists of the corset and panties and it’s compatible with Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass), and Belleza(Freya) mesh bodies. It’s available at the current round of Whimsical which runs until September 18.

As usual 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.

The pose is from the ‘A Bit Shy’ set of poses from MILA.

The photo of me was taken by Mr. S, who has an exhibit right now at Voir Gallery. If you look closely you’ll find me there, too! 😀

The Book Of My Life

The Book Of My Life

Let me watch by the fire and remember my days
And it may be a trick of the firelight
But the flickering pages that trouble my sight
Is a book I’m afraid to write

It’s the book of my days, it’s the book of my life
And it’s cut like a fruit on the blade of a knife
And it’s all there to see as the section reveals
There’s some sorrow in every life

If it reads like a puzzle, a wandering maze
Then I won’t understand ’til the end of my days
I’m still forced to remember,
Remember the words of my life

There are promises broken and promises kept
Angry words that were spoken, when I should have wept
There’s a chapter of secrets, and words to confess
If I lose everything that I possess
There’s a chapter on loss and a ghost who won’t die
There’s a chapter on love where the ink’s never dry
There are sentences served in a prison I built out of lies.

Though the pages are numbered
I can’t see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life

There’s a chapter on fathers a chapter on sons
There are pages of conflicts that nobody won
And the battles you lost and your bitter defeat,
There’s a page where we fail to meet

There are tales of good fortune that couldn’t be planned
There’s a chapter on god that I don’t understand
There’s a promise of Heaven and Hell but I’m damned if I see

Though the pages are numbered
I can’t see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life

Now the daylight’s returning
And if one sentence is true
All these pages are burning
And all that’s left is you

Though the pages are numbered
I can’t see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life

The Book of My Life‘ ~Sting~

I’ve lived long enough to have gone through quite a few chapters in my life. It seems, when I look back on it, that the longest chapters were the ones that didn’t have a lot of happiness in them, and the shorter ones do, but that could just be how it seems and in reality it’s not like that. When things have been bad it felt like it was never going to be good again. But, like I’ve always told myself, ‘this too shall pass’, and it always has. Unfortunately the good passes as well as the bad and all we’re left with is now. Right now……..and it’s not about what you’re doing at this moment, it’s keeping the mind focused on this moment in time. Yea, you still have to plan for the future and you still look back and remember…..but neither of those should consume a person. I want to be completely immersed in the moment….of course it helps that times are so great for me right now, I have a wonderful man in my life, I have incredible friends, and family….what more can I want? There’s nothing in the world that could make me happier at this moment……..well……..just a second….I need a coffee…that’ll do it!

It’s early in the current round at Cosmopolitan and **UTOPIA@DESIGN** has ‘ROBIN’ exclusive to the event! As always, they’re HUD driven with 12 presets for easy colour change, plus there’s 6 areas to customize with 10 colours, plus metals options. There’s also 5 levels of glossiness and they’re fitted for the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh feet. This round of Cosmopolitan runs until September 22.

The ‘Long Sweater’ is from Tres Blah and available now at Collabor88. It’s a classic that I’ll be wearing a lot, I think.

The ‘Yumi’ hair is from [monso] and also available at C88.

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.

This pose is from the ‘Book Lovers’ sets of poses from Le Poppycock. The cat is included as a prop as are books, but I’m using books from the ‘Stockholm Bedroom Set’ fromm BAZAR here.

I’m perusing the books in the ‘James Joyce Library’ from KraftWork. The ‘Apple Basket’ is from Raindale.

Only Love

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Darling you’re with me, always around me.
Only love, only love.
Darling I feel you, under my body.
Only love, only love.
Give me shelter, or show me heart
Come on love, come on love.
Watch me fall apart, watch me fall apart.

And I’ll be yours to keep.
A wind in the shadow, a whale song in the deep.
A wind in the shadow, a whale song in the deep.

Darling you’re with me, always around me.
Only love, only love.
Darling I feel you, under my body.
Only love, only love.
Give me shelter, or show me heart
Come on love, come on love.
Watch me fall apart, watch me fall apart.

And I’ll be yours to keep.
A wind in the shadow, a whale song in the deep.
A wind in the shadow, a whale song…

Darling you’re with me, always around me.
Only love, only love.
Darling I feel you, under my body.
Only love, only love.
Give me shelter, or show me heart
Come on love, come on love.
Watch me fall apart, watch me fall apart.

Only Love‘ ~Ben Howard~

I’m sorry to say, I have no words this evening. After a tough day I’m just going to leave it with a song for Vrir.♥ I know……I’m mushy again. 🙂

The focus of this picture is the ‘Tech 81’ tattoo from Wild Roots. It’s got lots of dots and dashes and random techy type markings that are striking, I think. Like all tattoos from Wild Roots, they’re compatible with the major mesh bodies, plus anything Omega driven and there’s a tattoo layer for the classic avatars that are still running around out there.

The little bit of clothing I’m wearing is the ‘Mely Top and Undie’ from {vincue}.

The hair is ‘Livia’ from TRUTH Hair.

The ‘Enduring Choker’ is from EMPYREAN FORGE, and it’s available at the current round of Cosmopolitan.

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.

The pose is from the ‘Muse’ set of poses from Amitie Poses and available now at Cosmopolitan.

Love

Love

Look at you, kids, with your vintage music
Comin’ through satellites while cruisin’
You’re part of the past, but now you’re the future
Signals crossing can get confusing

It’s enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy
Sometimes, it’s enough just to make you feel crazy

You get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
Doesn’t matter ’cause it’s enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Look at you, kids, you know you’re the coolest
The world is yours and you can’t refuse it
Seen so much, you could get the blues but
That don’t mean that you should abuse it

Though it’s enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy
I know, it’s enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy

But you get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
It don’t matter because it’s enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Don’t worry, baby
Don’t worry, baby

And it’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy
It’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy

I get ready, I get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
It doesn’t matter if I’m not enough
For the future or the things to come
‘Cause I’m young and in love
I’m young and in love

Love‘ ~Lana Del Rey~

Just a song for you this evening, but I want to bring your attention to the gorgeous ‘Roses Harvest’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Studio, which is available now at Cosmopolitan. This is the black version, and there’s also a colour, and a green version available also. The incredible detail of the roses along with the intricate design on the shoulders with more roses on the back make this tattoo really stand out. It has a vintage feel to me, with an elegance that can completely carry an outfit all on it’s own. I’ve chosen to pair it with pearls………nothing but pearls. Cosmopolitan runs until August 25,

The pearls are the ‘Marilyn Necklace’ from If Design, and the set includes 3 strands for the front and 2 that drape down the back.

The ‘G1224’ hair is 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.

Love Can Only Heal

Love Can Only Heal
In another life
In another place
Maybe you’d have found what brings some to believe
On a different road
In a perfect space
Maybe all the hurt you know would fail to be

Nevermind the pain
‘Cause love can only heal
If only you could trade the dark for light it might reveal
That there’s a place inside
Don’t be afraid to feel
‘Cause love can only heal

Did it let you go
When you lost your way
Did it throw you to the wind and watch you break
Does it haunt you now
Are you ever safe
The empty space inside of you can’t take

Nevermind the pain
‘Cause love can only heal
If only you could trade the dark for light it might reveal
That there’s a place inside
Don’t be afraid to feel
‘Cause love can only heal

La la la… love can only heal…

Nevermind the pain
‘Cause love can only heal
If only you could trade the dark for light it might reveal
That there’s a place inside
Don’t be afraid to feel
‘Cause love can only.. heal…

Love, love, love, love

La la la… love…
‘Cause love an only heal
La la la… love…
Love can only heal

Love Can Only Heal‘ ~Myles Kennedy~

I’ve been working all day, at jobs that don’t require a whole lot of brain power, so I’ve had lots of time to think of something to say in today’s post, but…….I’m still no closer to thinking of something than I was this morning. So, I hope you guys are all okay with me just moving on to the details of this picture and I can move on. If, for some reason you’re not okay with me having nothing to say, well……you know what you can do with that! 😛

A new round of Cosmopolitan is underway and Carol G Tattoo Studio has 3 new tattoos for the occasion. I’m showing you the ‘Roses Underboob Tattoo’ in black, here. I love the placement of the underboob tattoos, it’s a great reason to wear pretty lingerie or an itty bitty bikini. There’s also a colour version of the ‘Rose Underboob Tattoo’ if you like a bit of colour on your roses. It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies and anything Omega driven. Cosmopolitan runs until August 11.

To show this tattoo off in the best possible way, I’m wearing the ‘Tube Bra’ and ‘High Waist Thong’ from the ‘Diana’ set by /erratic/.

The ‘H0527’ hair is 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’m sitting on the chair from the ‘Comfort Zone’ pose/prop set from Le Poppycock. This is from ‘Pack A’.