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39. How to… capture the moment.

Today, I accidentally logged into the middle of some DJ set at the sim I was originally planning to take this picture. Even ‘show friends only’ couldn’t save my slow internet, ridiculous ping pixel butt then. But that’s okay. Eventually, I got to a new location and I think this turned out even better than what I had originally planned, so I suppose everything happens for a reason.

In SL, there’s so much that we can do. I know that riding a rollercoaster in SL isn’t the same as it is in real life, and that our relationships in SL can only go so deep without that real life meeting, and that we all have a whole different world waiting for us beyond the screen… and that’s all okay. What’s important, regardless of whether we are dealing with RL or with our super-fabulous SL, is that we cherish these moments and these people that we meet.

I’ve had a really bad couple of days just not feeling very well. I couldn’t sleep last night and ended up getting up several times. I was having some pain in my legs and my friend gave me a suggestion. I said, “No, it’s okay. I’m going to do this thing my nana taught me. She was a nurse, and it works really well.” So, I got myself set up on the living room couch to binge watch a show I’ve already seen all the way through at least three times, and I got everything situated, and as the pain started to subside and I finally began to feel like I could sleep, I realized something that made me sad for a moment.

I realized that I couldn’t remember the sound of my nana’s voice. I could remember what she told me. I could remember some of the silly things she used to say, but I couldn’t remember her voice. Then I realized that my aversion to getting my picture taken when I was younger meant that I didn’t really have many pictures of us together either. Nothing recent.

I think this is one of the many reasons I enjoy doing photography so much in both worlds. I want to capture those moments. I want to take pictures and stupid little videos with my phone and look back and laugh and be able to remember those things. And in this regard, Second Life is really no different. They are avatars, yes, but we are still people behind them, and if there is someone you cherish, well, first of all, make sure that they [i]know[/i] it. But secondly? Secondly, just make sure that you keep those memories somehow. There will come a day when you will wish you had them.

Besides, as some of you who may have been reading for a while may already be aware, I’ve got friends who met on this platform and others who are happily together in real life, married, etc. Second Life, WoW… these were just moments that they shared together, or continue to share together. Trust me. You don’t want to lose any of those.

Credits:

[Shape][Divine Transformations]Nova Shape **custom**
[Head][LeLUTKA]Simone v. 3.4
[Body][Belleza]Freya 5.0
[Skin][The Skinnery]Paris (Toffee)
[Lips][Izzie’s]Matte Love Lipstick
[Hair][Stealthic]Purity (blondes)
[Top][Vinyl] Foodie tee (green crock)
[Bottom][Vinyl @ Uber]Luna denim shorts and tied hoodie (green moss)

[Location][Authors Point]

[Tune][Fleurie – Fire in My Bones]

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