When I’m Gone

When I'm Gone

There’s no place in this world where I’ll belong when I’m gone
And I won’t know the right from the wrong when I’m gone
And you won’t find me singin’ on this song when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t feel the flowing of the time when I’m gone
All the pleasures of love will not be mine when I’m gone
My pen won’t pour out a lyric line when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t breathe the bracing air when I’m gone
And I can’t even worry ’bout my cares when I’m gone
Won’t be asked to do my share when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t be running from the rain when I’m gone
And I can’t even suffer from the pain when I’m gone
Can’t say who’s to praise and who’s to blame when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

Won’t see the golden of the sun when I’m gone
And the evenings and the mornings will be one when I’m gone
Can’t be singing louder than the guns when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

All my days won’t be dances of delight when I’m gone
And the sands will be shifting from my sight when I’m gone
Can’t add my name into the fight while I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t be laughing at the lies when I’m gone
And I can’t question how or when or why when I’m gone
Can’t live proud enough to die when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here.

When I’m Gone ~Phil Ochs~ singer/songwriter

I know that Sunday, October 1, 2017 is one of the saddest days in recent memory what with the events in Las Vegas. It’s been a devastating year in the entire world with everything that’s going on and it worries me, as it should worry anyone, to see such violence, intolerance, and hatred. My heart reaches out to all victims in any violent act against others that’s happened. It all saddens me terribly! As with any loss of life, it’s someone gone far to early, leaving loved ones alone and in pain. I was shocked to hear of the passing of Tom Petty, I’ve enjoyed his music for lots of years. It’s been a very sad year in the music industry with many artists gone way to soon, Tom Petty included. Each one leaves behind a body of work that will live on long after them. Anyone can go back and listen to their voice, and envision times when the singer was alive. I wish I could refer back to recordings of people who I’ve lost and hear their voice again. I close my eyes and see them in my minds eye….when they were alive and vibrant and there was no thought of anyone ever leaving us. But, it’s their voice that escapes my memory, their laugh especially. The autumn brings thoughts of loss to me, it seems that anyone I’ve lost has passed away in the fall, and I wish I could see and hear them just one more time.

Today it’s all about the tattoo! This is the ‘Samay Tattoo’ from Avada and available the next round of Designer Showcase, which starts on October 5. It comes in two opacities with Maitreya, Belleza, and SLink appliers plus Omega appliers and a system layer. Plus, it has four jewel tones which really sets off the nicely detailed tattoo. You’re also seeing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada here, but then again you always do! 😀

This is the Boys & Girls 42 hair, and I know it’s been around a long time….but it’s one of my all time favourites that I go back to again and again! It’s from DURA Hair and from the darks pack.

I’m using the ‘Jump Me, male’ pose from Del May here. I’m kneeling on the bed at my home here. Don’t I have a nice view?

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go!

All Dressed  Up and Nowhere to Go!

I have to admit that I don’t have a gown in my closet waiting to be taken out and worn somewhere fancy! I’ve never put my hair up in an updo like this either! I don’t have heels this high…….well actually, I don’t have heels higher than my runners! So, in real life I’m not at all dressed up with nowhere to go! But, in Second Life, it’s a different story! I’ve taken the time to get my hair done, I found a gorgeous gown to wear, and I’ve gotten my nails and make up done. But, I still have nowhere to go! You might be asking, “Why would someone with no plans get all dressed up just to sit at home?”. I now ask myself the same question……I’m sure there’s something to do somewhere in Second Life, but I like a quiet evening. I can get my place all decorated for Christmas while enjoying some eggnog and a little bit of festive music! Which is something I can do in heels and a gown! What the heck…..sometimes it’s good to dress up, hold your head high, and think about the comfort of the sweatpants and T-shirt waiting to be put on!

To start off, I’m so excited to welcome Sn@tch to my little family of featured designers! I was introduced to Sn@tch way back when I was a noob! My sister took me around to all the clothing hot spots, where fashion was a reasonable price or even free! The first stop was Fab Free and I couldn’t believe all the wonderful free stuff just sitting there for the taking! Sn@tch was a part of it and I proudly wore that outfit, most of the time, really! So now I’m in a little bit of heaven, getting to review all the new releases and specials from Sn@tch, weekly! One of the new releases this week is the Mari Lace Gown! It’s HUD driven with a whopping 30 colours and it’s compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Ebody mesh bodies. It also comes in a couple standard sizes! It’s sexy personified!

This stunning hair is the Sophia Updo from NSP! It’s on sale right now at Designer Showcase, but there’s only a few more days to get in on the deal! This is the Naturals pack and it’s HUD driven with a huge number of colours to choose from. The pretty little Orchid Attachment is also colour change with seven colour options for the flower and the greenery!

The gorgeous Salt Water Shadow is available at N21 from Veechi! The pack contains twelve options and it’s compatible with the Catwa, Lelutka, and Logo(seen here on Alex) mesh heads, along with the tattoo layer for the classic avatars. Also, for this round of N21, when you make a purchase from Veechi you’ll receive an exclusive three colour pack of liners as a bonus! These will only be available for the month!

I love the subtle design on these nail appliers from Hello Dave! They’re from the November Mystery Box, which will be available until the end of the month. The box contains eight mini palettes of five design options. This is from the Autumn Bouquet.

All of my jewellery is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery, and all gorgeous! The thing I love about any of the releases from Maxi Gossamer is that they’re so well made and timeless! I can wear an item that was released a few years ago and it looks as good as it did then! So I scroll through my endless Maxi Gossamer folder to select a few items that I love! I’ve chosen the Misha Dark Fairy Choker and the Nova Dream Moon bracelet, earrings, and rings this time around. Who can resist a ring this size?

The Villenti Heels are from a Luxe Box, I’m not sure which round, sorry! They’re from Reign.

Also from a Luxe Box, is the Alaioute Skybox from Scarlet Creative! I’m standing in front of one of the many windows with a lovely snowy scene behind me.

I consist of the Alex mesh head from Logo, wearing the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant1 hands and feet from SLink.

I’m using poses from the Daisy pack from Diesel Works!

Lighting enhancement from LumiPro.

My November Guest

My November Guest

My Sorrow, when she’s here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay.
She talks and I am fain to list:
She’s glad the birds are gone away,
She’s glad her simple worsted grey
Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees,
The faded earth, the heavy sky,
The beauties she so truly sees,
She thinks I have no eye for these,
And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell her so,
And they are better for her praise

~Robert Frost~

The words don’t come easily today. So, I give you a poem by Robert Frost that is fitting for me today.

The Sexy Amanda Outfit by LsR Moda is exclusive to the current round of Designer Showcase. It includes the pants/boots combo and the top and are compatible with the Maitreya, SLink and Belleza mesh bodies! I love the top with it’s one shoulder off, it remindds me of my younger days!

Also at Designer Showcase are a couple of pose packs. The first picture is using one of the many poses from the Runway 2 pack from ALIUD. The second picture is using one of the poses from the Hippie Female Poses set from BAXE. Both are exclusive to Designer Showcase!

I came across the Soul Flowers tattoo from Carol G. Tattoo Wear on Market Place. It covers nicely over the hips with an intricate floral design! It comes in four tones and is Omega, Maitreya, Belleza, TMP, and SLink body compatible.

The Miss Coco(browns)hair is from Vanity Hair.

I’m using the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Irina skin in pale tone from itGIrls. I also have the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the elegant1 hands from SLink on.

I’m comfy in my seaside cottage at the Winters Wind sim for these pictures.