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.

Superman’s Song

Superman's Song

Tarzan
Wasn’t a ladies’ man
He’d just come along and scoop ’em up under his arm like that
Quick as a cat
In the jungle

But Clark Kent
Now there was a real gent
He would not be caught sittin’ around in no junglescape,
Dumb as an ape
Doing nothing

Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him

Hey Bob,
Supe had a straight job
Even though he could have smashed through any bank in the United States,
Well he had the strength,
But he would not

Folks said
His family were all dead
Planet crumbled but Superman, he forced himself to carry on,
Forget Krypton,
And keep going

Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him

Tarzan was king of the jungle and Lord over all the apes
But he could hardly string together four words “I Tarzan, You Jane”

Sometimes when
Supe was stopping crimes
I’ll bet that he was tempted to just quit and turn his back on man
Join Tarzan
In the forest

But he
Stayed in the city,
And kept on changing clothes in dirty old phone booths ’til his work was through
And nothing to do
But go on home

Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him

And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him

Superman’s Song‘ ~Crash Test Dummies~

I’m short of words today, so all you’re going to get out of me is a song, by the Canadian band ‘Crash Test Dummies’. If you never click on the link of the songs I share, I suggest you click on this one, it’s worth a listen.

I have to admit to being completely in love with shoes from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**, it’s all I’ve been wearing for quite some time, and here are a pair of my favourites. These are ‘Odette’ and I will confess that there are times that the only thing I wear are these shoes. The HUD has 12 preset colour combinations, plus 6 areas to customize with 10 colours, plus metals and there’s 5 levels of glossiness. They’re fitted for the Maitreya(seen here), SLink, and Belleza mesh feet and I’m proof that they shape the leg perfectly and make it look like I have legs right up to there!

I made a quick trip to the August round of Shiny Shabby and it’s a good thing it was quick, because it didn’t take me long to bog down from the lag, it was like Boxing Day shopping in August. I grabbed what I went for, which is the newest release from Nutmeg, the ‘Distressed Grand Piano’ and accompanying accessories, which can all be purchased in a fatpack. The bench, music sheets on the floor and standing, along with the vintage metronome along with the piano with 4 different colours of drape with it all make a gorgeous setting for a picture as the centerpiece of a scene or a backdrop to show off some shoes. Shiny Shabby runs until the end of the month.

I’ve added the ‘Sepia Peonies’ from NOMAD to the scene for a little bit of floral decor in gorgeous muted tones.

The pose is from the ‘Frequency’ set of poses from Le Poppycock.

Summer Wine

Summer Wine

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things

I walked in town on silver spurs that jingled to
A song that I had only sang to just a few
She saw my silver spurs and said lets pass some time
And I will give to you summer wine
Ohh-oh-oh summer wine

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you summer wine
Ohhh-oh summer wine

My eyes grew heavy and my lips they could not speak
I tried to get up but I couldn’t find my feet
She reassured me with an unfamiliar line
And then she gave to me more summer wine
Mmm-mm summer wine

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you summer wine
Mmm-mm summer wine

When I woke up the sun was shining in my eyes
My silver spurs were gone my head felt twice its size
She took my silver spurs a dollar and a dime
And left me cravin’ for more summer wine
Ohh-oh-oh summer wine

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you summer wine
Mmm-mm summer wine

Summer Wine‘ ~Lana Del Rey~

When I prepare to take a picture and I work with angles and I tend to see a pose in just a couple different angles that I like, generally it’s the same old angle to create the same old picture. It comes down to perspective, and it’s something I try to keep an open mind about when I work on photographs. Vrir and I spent quite awhile in this pose, and I’m sure he has a huge dent in his back from that heel jabbing him, but he didn’t complain, well if he did it wasn’t loud enough for me to hear! 😀 Anyway, we were in this pose and I took a bunch of pictures from my usual angles, trying to focus on the shoes as much as possible, and I had one that I could live with. When we’d both gotten our pictures we shared them to see what each other was seeing, and generally they weren’t that different, but as an afterthought he shows me a different angle he saw, and when I open the gyazo I think to myself, ‘Damn…why didn’t I think of that’! I took one shot of that angle then dropped my graphics and called it ‘done’! At this point you’re probably wondering what the eff I’m talking about, well here’s my thinking. When I cropped and worked on the shots I realized that the one I liked best is the angle that Vrir suggested. At first I thought I wouldn’t use it, because I’d feel like I stole his idea ……..and I don’t want to do that. Then I thought it doesn’t make me as creative because I didn’t think of it, and I’d feel like I cheated. But then…..while walking the dog tonight, it went through my mind that, as with anything in life, the trick to understanding and learning is to see things from a different perspective, with an open mind! I repeat…an open mind!! If we continue to see things with blinders on what are we going to learn? The ability to see things from another person’s perspective is what we need to form opinions and make an informed decision on any given topic. Without the open mind people just say the same things over and over, because that’s all they know. So, yes…this picture is the view Vrir saw and I didn’t…..did I steal his idea? Maybe! Am I less creative? Possibly! Did I learn a new way of seeing a scene and that moving the camera in ways that’s new to me and even uncomfortable, is where the art is hidden? I did….and every time I learn something new…..the day isn’t wasted. Thanks Vrir, for sharing your keen eye for angles with me! ♥♥♥

So, this shot is all about the shoes…….they’re the ‘Katya’ heels from **UTOPIA@DESIGN** and available now at the Fetish Fair. The super high stilettos and the unexpected zipper on the back of the heel are super sexy and really define the legs. They’re rigged for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh high feet and the HUD is loaded with 12 preset colour combinations plus everything you need to customize them to your liking, plus……..there’s 5 glossiness options to make them super shiny or a little less so. You might be wondering what I’m wearing with them…..but that’s something only Vrir and I know, and we’re not telling. 🙂

The pose is ‘Hell on Heels’ from Infiniti.

Just Give Me A Reason

Just Give Me A Reason

Right from the start
You were a thief
You stole my heart
And I your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me
That weren’t all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them

Now you’ve been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you’ve had enough
Of our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

I’m sorry I don’t understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
(Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everythin’
And it’s all in your mind
(Yeah, but this is happenin’)

You’ve been havin’ real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh
There’s nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
I never stopped
You’re still written in the scars on my heart
You’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, tear ducts and rust
I’ll fix it for us
We’re collecting dust
But our love’s enough
You’re holding it in
You’re pouring a drink
No nothing is as bad as it seems
We’ll come clean

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
That we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Just Give Me A Reason‘ ~Pink-feat. Nate Ruess~

A little musical interlude for you today. The sun hasn’t shone for quite a few days and the days are short to begin with, so as with most winters I tend towards being down when it’s like this. I know that if the sun would only shine, my heart and mood would lighten, infinitely.

The December 2017 round of The Arcade Gacha Event is in full swing and Ingenue has a new pair of shoes for all you shoe fanatics! The ‘Mabelle Oxfords’ come in 16 colours plus there’s a little reward that’s only available for the duration of the event. These beauties are compatible with the SLink and Maitreya high feet and will look great with all of your holiday party dresses! The Arcade runs until the end of the month. You can also try to get there using Arcade 2 or Arcade 3.

These jeans are the ‘Taylor Denim Pants’ from /erratic/. The have a low rise waist and are super sexy!

The ‘Wood Sofa and Chair’ are from .:revival:., loaded with single and PG animations and super comfy. The ‘Backstreet Hideout-Rug is from [zerkalo]. The ‘Daydreamers Pallet Table is from Daydreamers. The stack of books is the ‘reading pile’ from a gacha from Apple Fall. The ‘blanket stool’ is from a gacha from Haikei. The ‘Farm Living Alarm Clock’ is from the ‘Farm Living’ gacha set from Apt B. The ‘Vintage Big Broadcast Radio’ is the RARE from the ‘Vintage Radios’ gacha set from KraftWork. And, the ‘Flower Circle’ on the pallet table is from Mesh India and from the ‘Flower Decor’ gacha.

The pose I’m using here is from the ‘Attitude’ set of poses from Thrust.

Take Me Away From Here

Take Me Away From Here

It’s day 16 with snow on the ground and wintry conditions here, only another 150 or so to go before it might end! But who’s counting? 😀 It’s not even officially winter yet, but the Canadian prairies have never considered that relevant when it comes to weather. So, I know I shouldn’t be tired of it already, but I’m just feeling a little edgy! I’d like to get in the truck and just pick a direction and drive. Summer driving is nice…the roads are dry and clear and it’s nice to get out for some fresh air along the way. But winter driving, feels totally different. The heater is blasting out warm air making the vehicle all cozy, the fresh Tim Horton’s hot chocolate I stop for is steamy and full of chocolatey goodness. The music of choice fits my mood perfectly as I point the truck to the west and begin my journey. It always seems a journey starts by going west. It’s always easier driving in the summer when the roads are clear, but winter can throw some nasty stuff at you at times, so its always good to be aware of any changes going on outside. With the amount of miles that I’ve driven over the years on the road, I’ve come to accept bad driving conditions as just part of the journey, and although it slows me down, I’m not bothered by it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some scary experiences, but average icy or snowy roads or bad visibility don’t bother me. The rain when it’s -15°C isn’t one of my favourite things, that floating feeling always sends a burst of adrenaline through my body, making me super focused and ready for anything. The one thing I learned about winter driving, which many people seem to not realize, is that speed is everything. Slow down people, just slow down! It may mean you get where you’re going a little late, but you know what they say, better late than never!

I’m standing out on Route 66 at Mother Road, I can’t decide if I should hop in that truck and go, emulating Thelma and Louise as I go flying off the cliff of the sim, or should I just hitch hike and hope someone nice picks me up. Neither of those choices seems like a good idea! So, I’ll just stand here, in quiet contemplation.

Take a look at the ‘Adette Heels’ from Ingenue, here! These super cute ice creamy, ooey gooey topping and waffle cone shoes are just what someone with a sweet tooth needs! They fit the SLink and Maitreya high feet and come in 12 sweet colours, these are the raspberry. They’re available at the Candy Fair until December 1.

The ‘Pepper’ hair is from [KoKoLoReS] and this is from the Balayage pack. I love it’s short and sexy style!

The ‘Bella Tank Top’ in nude is from Tres Blah.

These jeans are from a previous round of Luxe Box from Blueberry.

You can see just a bit of the ‘Just Love’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear. It’s a tattoo that I like to have on a lot, hoping to send a message, or at the very least remind me to love, even when it’s not the emotion of choice at any given moment.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is from Avada and available now at Appliquè. She looks beautiful on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 63 from MILA Poses.