My Ride

“Oh, oh
I’m falling so I’m taking my time on my ride
Oh, I’m falling so I’m taking my time on my ride
Taking my time on my ride”
Twenty One Pilots-Ride

So, this song started on repeat in my head the minute I started taking this picture and at first I was like, ok, I’ll give them the lyrics and let it go. Then I listened a few more times. Then I read the lyrics without the music, because I love poetry and I recognized the true depth of the song. While its the chorus that usually sticks with us and plants some lovely ear worms, the meat of this song comes in the too quick to keep up in a sing along portion. Give it a read, think it over, then meet me after the row of stars.

 

“I’d die for you
That’s easy to say
We have a list of people that we would take
A bullet for them
A bullet for you
A bullet for everybody in this room
But I don’t see to see many bullets coming through
See many bullets coming through
Metaphorically I’m the man
But literally I don’t know what I’d do
I’d live for you
And that’s hard to do
Even harder to say
When you know it’s not true
Even harder to write
When you know that tonight
There are people back home which are talking to you
But then you ignore them still
All these questions they’re forming like
Who would you live for?
Who would you die for?
And would you ever kill?”

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I hope you have thought it over to yourself, before just skipping to this part. Either way, here’s what I’ve got to say about it…if you’re interested. It’s okay if you’re not, you can scroll on down to the credits. I’ll never know and even if you told me, I’m not going to get butthurt over it. Now that I’ve stalled you enough to make you think one way or the other…let’s jump on down that rabbit hole, shall we?

The whole “die for you” and “take a bullet for you” thing. I can’t know if you’ve ever said it, but I sure have. I can’t know if you have taken a bullet for someone or not, but I haven’t. I have, however, had a gun pulled on me and was more than willing to take that bullet. Being a female, I didn’t have to take the bullet afterall, I just had to take something else while the gun was held to my head. I can say without hesitation that I would be willing to take a bullet for a number of people, but that’s because I’m not afraid to die. I also know that a bullet does not always bring death. So, that answers the next question, as to who I’d die for, because I’d die for quite a number of people if it meant they could keep on living. It’s those same people that I live for, because truth be told if it were just up to me I would have been gone well over a year ago.  I didn’t choose to live for myself. I chose not to bring sorrow and suffering to those I love. Last question, would I ever kill? Yes. If I felt I had no other choice, most definitely. Oddly enough, all of these questions are things I’ve thought about in the past, but I never considered how deeply this song would make think about my past, my present, or my future. Ironically the song points out that the singer has been thinking too much. In turn, the song has caused me to think quite a lot.
After all that heavy thinking, I think I’ll just relax and enjoy what’s left of my ride. Here’s hoping that you can make the most of yours and enjoy it, because as many of us have realized this last week…the ride isn’t as long as we sometimes think it is…*lifts her coffee to the sky*…let’s try to enjoy the ride today as long as it last.

my ride

wearing:
hair
[RA] Marina Hair
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

EF: Summersong Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
*Just BECAUSE* Eva Dress
[VALE KOER] GARTER SOCKS
Phedora ~ Lupe Sneakers (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

pose: [ Focus Poses ] 50’s Tbird (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
backdrop: [Bad Unicorn] ‘The Docks’ Backdrop

 

 

Glub Glub

O.M.G. Is this a post with no shoes? Why yes it is. I can’t wear shoes when I go swimming, not to mention the shark would probably eat them…we won’t even talk about how I got tangled up in all these tentacles! Look, there was shiny stuff at the bottom of the sea, ok? Even the shark came in for a closer look! Its true! Look at all these cool underwater decor pieces that unKindness has put in a gacha of all things!?!?! You can have your very own mermaid aquarium by collecting them!

unKindness

wearing:
hairTableau Vivant \\ Editorial \ Bent over
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

*N*Tentacle Flower Light Pac
*Just BECAUSE* Ahrianna Bikini

uK – Deep Sea Ruins RARE (*new* @ The Guardians Event)
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Horsetails
uK – Deep Sea Out of my Shell (*new* @ The Guardians Event)
uK – Deep Sea Floating Up (*new* @ The Guardians Event)
.:Bee Designs:. Summer Fun Gacha Swimming Shark
uK – Deep Sea Collumns (*new* @ The Guardians Event)

Have a Little Fun

I fully admit that I’m addicted to Facebook and Flickr. I’m regularly scrolling through, admiring photos, laughing at memes, and joking with friends. Occasionally, I even make a new friend. As of late, there’s been a serious influx of political posts and that’s to be expected with presidential elections only weeks away in USA. *sigh* No worries, I’m not going there. I just know how exhausting it can be, especially when you already know who you’re voting for or if you’re not even from the U.S. People have become so divided that they’re unfriending one another and arguing (not discussing) and spewing more hate than already floods the pages of Facebook.

swinging1

If the political posts weren’t enough there’s the regular news, whether its celebrity, weather, sports, or crime….there’s just some bad stuff going on out there right now and at times it just feels a bit overwhelming, doesn’t it? You’ve got celebrity divorce and while that’s laughable to some…it really just drudges up pain and kills hope for others.  The weather, goodness, between hurricanes and insane snowfall early in the year, that’s enough to drive home a reminder of Global Warming which puts a damper on the ole psyche, right? We’ve got star athletes stepping down or retiring, so you’ve got sad farewells…another thing that can stir up a variety of emotions. Crime, well, let’s just say that’s a never ending story and not the good one. Life out there in the real world can be hard to handle, even if we’re simply observing it from the safety of our homes.

swinging

I just think its really important that we as Second Lifers remember that we can still have fun and its okay to shut out the real world once in a while and escape. Sure, there’s an abundance of drama and bad news in SL, too, but you have more control here than anywhere. You can block, mute, derender, tp away, or even log out. There’s also another option…BE SILLY! Find something fun to do in SL. Its not all clubs, sl work, and drama. While those things are fantastic, there’s amazing sims to explore just to explore. There are games within SL. I know it sounds crazy, but there are! So, let go of all that adulting and let out your inner child. Go take pictures, swing, slide, ski, surf, shoot zombies, and of course, there’s always plenty of shopping!
Don’t let the the real world get you down. Let your proverbial hair down and go have some fun!

Sino is wearing:
[Neurolab Inc.] GOGGLES CyberPunk
hair: *Dura-Boy*71
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Moody
**RE** Savage Ear Piercings
**RE** Savage Face Piercings
**RE**Raven Collar
**RE** Dragon Necklace
**RE** Brutal Necklace
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body
Legal Insanity – macoto tshirt karma black
**RE** Savage Watch
**RE** Savage Bracelet
**RE** Brutal Hand Shields
**RE**Savage Claws & Rings
not so bad . PAOLO jeans . fitted mesh (*new* @ TMD)
[[Z:E:N]]MEN’S TAMED SNEAKERS

Sady is wearing:
hair: *PH* 8156 (w/pompon) (*NEW* @ Seasons Story)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Kelly Applier (*new* @ Salem)
**RE** Good Kitty Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
BUENO-CropTee-Fitted-#Barb (*new* @ Uber)
*Just BECAUSE* Rena Sweatpants – Gray (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: oOo Studios
location: StoryBrooke Gardens