{ Sometimes I feel like a fish out of water }

…Will you keep me ? or throw me back ?
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For a fish.. water is comfort. Water is safety. Water is home. Take her from the sea and into the open air and she will gasp and gulp, flopping and flailing about against all hope to once again drink in that refreshing water of life. If she is lucky enough to be set free, tossed back into the waves..Sinking into the deep blue quiet, the fear in her eyes will float away with the tide.

I often wonder if we are as content with living in this world. The world we were meant to be in. Does it feel like home? Are you happy in your little cocoon of existence? Or do you feel unsettled and unsure, uncomfortable in your surroundings even among those you call family and friends? I think most everyone can say that at one time in their life they have been in situations that make them feel this way. It’s always scary to go into the unknown and try something new or different, but sometimes life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

I’ll share with you that in my own real life, I’ve been struggling with this feeling of discontent for quite a long time. I knew that the only way to fix things would be to make changes. I’ve been trying to push myself lately, to do things that previously scared me. It hasn’t been easy, and the journey is far from over, but I am learning how to “just keep swimming”. One day at a time, learning as I go. My biggest goal is to just find happiness. Whatever and wherever that may be. I haven’t quite figured out the secret to success, but I think it’s a matter of trial and error. Some days are still going to be like swimming upstream, but I have realized it’s good to be proud just for trying at all.

Featuring some wonderful new creations for The Secret Affair in my photo above. Make sure to check out this bi-monthly event for a great selection of fantasy themed items!

CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Katra (Polar Clean A) – Glam Affair

Makeup – Virtuous – {Wicked Peach}

Makeup – Water Nymph – {Wicked Peach} **previous gacha

Hair – Kiara (ombres) – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

note: hair edited in PS, original covers both shoulders

Eyes – Aqua Eyes (tropical) – Insufferable Dastard

Outfit – Ocean’s Soul bikini top, hair and shoulder pieces – Poet’s Heart **NEW** @TSA

Mermaid Tail – JOMO

Jewelry – Abyssal Confectionicus Necklace – Storybook **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Mermaid’s Stinger Ring – Maxi Gossamer

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Fisherman’s Kit/Resting Place – [zerkalo] **NEW** @TSA

Old Lanterns – [We’re CLOSED]

Pose – from furnishing – modified by me

{ The Color Purple } More Love Donna Flora!

Although I was away from SL, Plurk and blogging for the past week and a half while family was in town visiting, I am glad I didn’t miss the chance to get back and blog some of these items I had picked up at the Love Donna Flora! Event in support of Squinternet Larnia.  The event is still going on until August 11th and some of the items are exclusive to this event so they won’t be sold in stores after that time.  So I do encourage you, if you haven’t been over to the sim… stop in to check it out!  I know what you’re thinking, do you reaaaaallly need more stuff?? (Yes of course you do, if I have to have an SL closet bursting at the seams, so do you!)  But seriously, even if you’re not interested in shopping the event itself, perhaps you’d consider just monetarily helping support a fellow SLer, designer/creator who, just like you, is a real person beyond the computer screen who is battling one of life’s biggest adversaries: cancer.  Every little contribution can help ease the financial burden she is facing in keeping her store afloat as well as trying to find alternative medicines in fighting this deadly disease. 

To read more about Squinternet’s journey and see the amazing support of the SL community rallying for her, read the Love Donna Flora! blog HERE.

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I chose the color purple for this blogpost because 1. the monkey was purple and how could I not do a post including him and his cuteness and 2. the Love Donna Flora logo itself was purple and I felt that was somewhat symbolic.  Purple is a color often associated with royalty and really, when it comes to all things vintage in SL, Donna Flora IS the queen.  For those who are of a spiritual nature, the color purple is also synonymous with suffering and patient endurance.  Considering the scope of what Ms. Larnia is going through in her life, that too seems quite appropriate.  And lastly, it is also a color that signifies honor and victory and sacrifice (i.e. the Purple Heart).  May it also be true for Ms. Larnia that though this journey is full of sacrifice, I pray she comes out a winner in her own battle.  And I hope she feels the love and support of all of us cheering her on along the way.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Lulu (Arctic 02 D) – Glam Affair **NEW** @LDF

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes (Aqua) – Insufferable Dastard **NEW** @LDF

Hair – Mana (Brown Diamond) MESH – D!va **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Naomi (Purple) MESH – MOLiCHiNO **NEW** @LDF

Bottoms – Swinbourne Shorts (Purple) MESH – MOLiCHiNO **NEW** @LDF

Jewelry – Midsummer Blossom Earrings (blue) MESH – (Yummy) **NEW**

Watch – Gloria – Donna Flora

Misc – Lavendar Monkey (black) MESH – *MishMish* **NEW** @LDF

POSE / PROP

LDF Set 2 (Pose 9) – Flash Friendly Poses **NEW** @LDF

Furniture – Colette Armchair (violet) MESH – {Vespertine} **NEW** @LDF

**Please note I have stopped including links to the individual stores listed, due to time constraints.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any trouble locating a particular store that I have listed in the style credits. 

Thanks so much for your understanding!