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.

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.

Kryptonite

Kryptonite

Well, I took a walk around the world
To ease my troubled mind
I left my body lying somewhere
In the sands of time

But I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon
I feel there is nothing I can do

I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon
After all I knew it had to be something to do with you
I really don’t mind what happens now and then
As long as you’ll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
If I’m alive and well, will you be there a-holding my hand?
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

You called me strong, you called me weak,
But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down

You stumbled in and bumped your head,
If not for me then you’d be dead
I picked you up and put you back on solid ground

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
If I’m alive and well, will you be there a-holding my hand?
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
If I’m alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
If I’m alive and well, will you be there a-holding my hand?
I’ll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Kryptonite

Kryptonite‘ ~3 Doors Down~

When I share a song, I try to pick something that means something to me at that moment, sometimes it’s just a song I like………but no matter the reason, I rarely comment about what the song is trying to say. I think a song can mean many things to anyone who listens to it, and who am I to say what the song is actually about, unless it’s spelled out for me, I don’t know what was in the songwriter’s mind at the time. There are songs that are completely baffling, I’m not talking about the ones that are drug induced, I mean the ones that seem to makes sense…..but it’s a little beyond me how. A song needs good lyrics for me to really really like it, it doesn’t mean I have to understand it, I just want to have it move me in some way. Today’s song is just one that I’ve always liked, I don’t feel especially moved by it, I just enjoy it. The video I can do without, but I wanted to share it because how often does a person get to see some old guy with wild hair roaming around in his underwear? I suppose my Mum would answer that with, ‘Way more than anyone should, I’m living it!’. She’d totally say that! 😀

So, for this picture I was lurking behind a bush at Oboeru wearing a very small bikini, which I have to admit I was feeling just a tad uncomfortable. But , I was generally left alone to do my thing. I’m showcasing the ‘LETIZIA’ heels from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**, and these are just one more reason that Utopia is one of my all time favourite shoe and boot makers. It’s all in the details……textures so real I feel like I can touch them, great colour selections with 12 preset colours plus lots of areas to customize, and I love that there’s 5 ‘glossiness’ settings, to make them as shiny, or not, as you want. These are available now at ~uber~, which runs until August 22.

The itty bitty ‘Sunny Bikini’ is from ZK Original Fashion.

The ‘Livia’ hair is from Truth Hair and is available at ~uber~.

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 looking at this picture and I have to admit, I’ve completely forgotten where this pose is from. I hate when that happens, I should always write these things down, but I’m used to blogging a picture right away, and it’s been a couple days since I took it. I’m sorry….if I do remember I’ll edit it. 😀

All Night Long

All Night Long

Baby I’ve been drifting away
Dreaming all day
Of holidng you
Touching you
The only thing I want to do
Is be with you
As close to you
As I can be

Let’s make love
All night long
Until all our strength is gone
Hold on tight
Just let go
I want to feel you in my soul
Until the sun comes up
Let’s make love
Oh, baby

Do you know what you do to me
Everything inside of me
Is wanting you
And needing you
I’m so in love with you
Look in my eyes
Let’s get lost tonight
In each other

Let’s make love
All night long
Until all our strength is gone
Hold on tight
Just let go
I want to feel you in my soul
Until the sun comes up
Let’s make love

Let’s make love
All night long
Until all our strength is gone
Hold on tight
Just let go
I want to feel you in my soul
Until the sun comes up
Oh, until the sun comes up
Let’s make love

Oh baby, let’s make love
All night long
All night long
Let’s make love

Let’s Make Love‘ ~Faith Hill (feat, Tim McGraw)

This is all about the pose! It’s perfectly perfect, and it’s from the ‘Minor Obsession’ sets of poses from Le Poppycock. There are two sets available, each with six sexy poses, perfect for making your photographs sizzle. What I love about poses from Le Poppycock is the focus on details, every part of it is natural and relaxed with no stiff look, and they’re so easy to work with and maintain your individual photographic style! They’re available now at the ULTRA Event!

These shoes, although not a great look at them, are so perfect for sexy summer outfits! They’re ‘ERIKA” from **UTOPIA DESIGN**. The fatpack is full of colours and options, they fit the major mesh feet, and the slip on mule style is one of my favourites! The quality of the shoes and boots from UTOPIA is second to none, and I know they’ll look perfect with whatever I choose to pair them with.

The ‘G1113’ hair is from tram.

The ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone is from The Skinnery, and it’s on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Waiting for Superman

Waiting for Superman

She’s watching the taxi driver, he pulls away
She’s been locked up inside her apartment a hundred days

She says, “Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late.
He got stuck at the laundromat washing his cape.”
She’s just watching the clouds roll by and they spell her name
Like Lois Lane
And she smiles, oh the way she smiles

She’s talking to angels,
Counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers,
Falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms, yeah, in his arms, yeah
Waiting for Superman

She’s out on the corner trying to catch a glimpse
Nothing’s making sense
She’s been chasing an answer, a sign lost in the abyss,
This Metropolis

She says, “Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late.
He got stuck at the Five and Dime saving the day.”
She says, “If life was a movie, then it wouldn’t end like this,
Left without a kiss.”
Still, she smiles, oh, the way she smiles, yeah

She’s talking to angels,
Counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers,
She’s falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms, yeah, in his arms, yeah
She’s waiting for Superman…

…to lift her up and take her anywhere
Show her love and flying through the air
Save her now before it’s too late tonight
Oh, at the speed of light
And she smiles

Waiting for Superman‘ ~Daughtry~

The ‘Florid Panties’ are from Nui. There’s a matching bra and the detailing is incredible.

The thigh high boots are ‘KALISKA’ from UTOPIA DESIGN. They have several shine options and the supple leather and high level of detail make these my go-to boots!

The ‘Kef’ hair is from [BAD HAIR DAY].

My new skin is ‘Maddie’ from The Skinnery, on the ‘Lilo’ mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 18 from MILA.