“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
I’m up all night online I’m looking up my symptoms Tell myself I’m fine But my system just ain’t listenin’ Like ooh This ain’t normal how I’m feelin’, no Ooh Running higher than a fever When my palms start to sweat I feel it in my stomach This is how I get Every time I know you’re comin’ over Ooh Sometimes I think that I might die with you Ooh It’s like I’m almost too alive with you Ahhh Ooh ohh ooh Oh, it feels like My heart’s gonna beat so fast, gonna beat so fast Gonna beat so fast that it might stop
I was hanging out with some of my favorite people last night and one of them made a comment about “lazy homeless” people. I quickly jumped on the defensive. As I have been homeless on a number of occasions in my 20s and there was nothing lazy about my situation. Of course, I encountered loads of other homeless people during those times. I had to explain that while there are some people that simply don’t want to be responsible members of society. However, the bulk of the homeless people I encountered were anything but lazy. As being homeless is not an easy way to live. People that live in shelters must abide by an excess of rules put in place to keep things as orderly as possible. There are curfews and requirements one must continuously make to continue their stay and many shelters have limitations on how long people can reside there. I don’t have specific numbers, but I’d dare say that the majority of homeless people have not chosen that lifestyle as their preferred method of existence. Plus there are far more living without shelter. That is NOT an easy way to live. Its beyond dangerous. Once a person is homeless, it is safe to say that getting back on your feet is ridiculously hard. As I pointed out to my friend, what is the first thing you do the morning of a job interview? Shower, right? If you have no home, you have no shower and probably don’t have much in the way of a clean nice outfit to wear. Anyway, the point is, don’t be so quick to judge people in situations you can’t begin to understand. Turns out that one of the other people there had also experienced homelessness and was glad that I spoke up. Meanwhile, our uninformed friend was enlightened and apologized. I didn’t find the apology necessary, but it was appreciated. I was especially glad that we were all able to have such a beautiful conversation about life without hate or disgust. I won’t name them, because too many private matters were discussed and only my part of the story is mine to tell. I suspect they might read this and because they might I want to give them to know something. I love you and I’m so grateful for your friendship. I look forward to getting to know you even better in the years to come. ♥
Clearly that has nothing to do with the photo. So, I’d like to add that if you have not gotten the Spring Decocrate, this set from Serenity Style is worth getting it, just for this set. Even if you didn’t pre order it, its worth the price. Go grab yours. I have to pay full price, too, cuz I forgot to pre order…lol. You’ll also notice I’m wearing the new Lost Girl dress from Vinyl. This is the first dress Vinyl has released in ages and its so cute! AND it goes perfectly with these new wedges that Breathe released at the Arcade! So get out your wallets, its time to go shopping!!
hair: DOUX – Lucy hairstyle @ LEVEL head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: PUMEC — SARAH @ Kustom9 tattoo: *Bolson / Tattoo – Antheia @ Anthem
..::THOR::.. Think Green Gacha Set @ Arcade -..::THOR::.. Hanging Crate -..::THOR::.. Organic Hanging Tote -..::THOR::.. Vintage Table Fan – Mint -..::THOR::.. Greenhouse Stool – Cream -..::THOR::.. Owl & Books -..::THOR::.. Vintage Watering Can – Mint
Apple Fall Blanket Curio Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 7 Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 8 Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 10 West Village Sculpted Turtle – Verdigris
I heard from a friend of a friend That you’ve been checking back in ‘Cause I said goodbye, moved overnight And you haven’t heard much since then Wondering how I’m doing now It’s none of your business first of all Wondering how I’m doing now But if you’ve got to know, well sure Well sure You think I’d be lost Think I’d be lost without you, lost Is it hard knowing you’re wrong See I got lots without you Lots without you
hair: Tableau Vivant \ Water lily – Dropping @ Arcade head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: PUMEC — SARAH @ Kustom9 tattoo: *Bolson / Tattoo – Antheia @ Anthem
My feet are on the ground I swear But I’m not moving anywhere My lungs say that I’m breathing But when did my heart stop beating? I don’t know who I am Or who I used to be before You broke me in a thousand pieces Now tell me, how am I to fix this? Don’t you try and help me ’cause I know I know Only time can heal but it’s running out Running outTell me how to feel, to feel okay Tell me how to feel, to feel okay ‘Cause I don’t know I’ve been feeling pretty low Ever since the day you dug my heart’s grave
hair: DOUX – Lucy hairstyle @ Level head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: PUMEC — SARAH @ Kustom9 tattoo: *Bolson / Tattoo – Antheia @ Anthem
“We should totally go on a road trip, Grace!”
“Yea, alright, but you’re driving, Sady, I’ve gotta bottle to finish,” Grace laughed as she turned up her bottle of vodka.
“No, problem, I love to drive. Besides, I can totally drive stoned, but you navigate!”
“Deal,” she says.
She failed to mention that she forgot her car charger for her phone or that she didn’t grab a map….way to go, GRACE!
So, we push and push our over packed car for like 1000 miles (okay, more like 1-2), but this drunk bitch in her sneakers is hardly helping at all…meanwhile, I’m trying to be careful not to destroy my new heels! “A little help would be nice, Grace!”
“What? I’m pushing with my butt, its the biggest muscle I have!”
Funny thing was, as we pushed our ride into the gas station, you’d think that biker would offer to help, but he couldn’t stop staring long enough to pick his tongue off the ground. Must be our gorgeous new outfits from C88…*shrugs*
“Well, Grace….where do we go from here?”
“Sady, we need a hotel with a pool, I’m tired!”
Stay tuned for the next chapter of the Grace & Sady Road Trip….it was so much fun collaborating on this project that we’ve agreed to do it again. We each did our own shots and versions of the trip now we just gotta wait for her to sober up…*grins*…for her side of the story, check out Grace’s blog.