Morning Meditation

Last year when I was going through a particularly rough time, my friend Charlotte gave me a non religious meditation book. Those are surprisingly hard to find in my area. Anyway, its one of my favorite ways to start the day. Reading the daily meditation with a cup of coffee and…*hangs her head*…a cigarette.

So, while I sit here at my desk with my coffee and cigarette, I thought I’d share this morning’s meditation with you.
“To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.” ~ George Macdonald
Well, George, I’d say you’re quite right there. I  mean it would suck if I couldn’t have a computer or afford internet. It would suck to lose Netflix. I’d be sad if I ran out of coffee (ok, I’d be downright mad) or cigarettes. However, there’s a certain power in knowing that I’ve been without all of those things and more in the past. I not only survived the lack of things, but I found other ways to entertain myself and enjoy life.  I have some rather fond memories of living in a homeless shelter, believe it or not. As there are no guarantees in this life, despite what marketing ads will tell you. The greatest power anyone can have is being able to find joy in the simplest of things. I’m just going to list a few examples of simplistic joys that I find in my daily life that are often taken for granted, but are truly to be cherished.
The way my dog greets me like a long lost soldier returned from way, even though I’ve only been gone 20 minutes. The way my cat mews and purrs at me on the rare occasion that he wants attention. The first bite of a meal I’ve cooked to perfection. The feel of freshly washed sheets on my skin right after a long hot bath. Led Zeppelin on the radio on a breezy summer afternoon. The smell of a bookstore. The joyous sound of children laughing and playing at the pool (even if I don’t like the lil bastards, I still love to hear the sounds of happiness.) The sound of the cicadas in the trees as the sun sets on a warm August evening. No, these are not my favorite things in life, but they are simple joys that make life worth living.

morning meditation

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hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Bess (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Astralia – Compatible mesh nails system  (Maitreya Stiletto base)
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
Astralia – Kitty chain ring with HUD (*new* @ Blush)

BUENO-Olivia Top (*new* @ Kustom9)
BUENO-Cuff Jeans (*new* @ Kustom9)
_CandyDoll_ Saki Heels (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Le Poppycock

scene:
Pseudo– Inked Corner Scene
Apple Fall Cafe Chair
Apple Fall Clawfoot Height-Adjusting Table
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper
[ kunst ] – Ashtray v3 / Marble #4
SAYO – Trendy Tumblers – Rose Chrome – COMMON (*new* @ PocketGacha)

 

Should I Stay or Should I Go

She had a habit of being early for all of her appointments, which wasn’t usually a problem. No doctor or employer had ever complained that she was early. She hated being late, absolutely hated it. Naturally, she didn’t care too much for others being late either. However, as luck would have it…the majority of her friends were consistenly late.
They promised they would be on time for the grand opening of the new  art gallery style nightclub. They promised. She didn’t blame them when she showed up ten minutes early, but  twenty-five minutes later she had grown impatient! She decided to  generously allow them another ten minutes before she gave up and went home. She didn’t want to go in there alone!
As she stood outside eyeing her watch, she thought to herself, “Maybe for once in my life I should break my own norms and do something without my friends holding my hand.’ Afterall, she had gotten all dressed up for this.
Looking from her watch the wall, the neon sign outside the club says, “Let’s Get Weird.” She shrugged to herself and decided to give them another five minutes. While trying to decide what she would do if they didn’t show up a song getting stuck in her head as she contemplates her decision, “Should I Stay or Should I Go.”

You're Late

wearing:
hair:TRUTH Margarita (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

**RE** LUX Kitty Watch
[Gos] Boutique – Bardot Body-Con Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Del May
scene:
background: anxiety %f25
7 – Lets Get Weird Neon
PILOT – Flyaway Bench [Black]

Random Run

She was out for a run like any other day. She stopped at the corner market for her bottle of water and a rest when the adorable little puppy wandered up, tongue and tail wagging. She poured some of her water on the ground for the pup and he lapped up before passing out at her feet. He had no tags and he was too cute to leave abandoned in a parking lot. She sighed and rolled her eyes at herself, I don’t have time for a puppy. She carried the pup into the store and asked the clerk if she knew anything about it. The clerk mentioned that the pup had been hanging around for a few days but no one had claimed it or came looking for it. Sady sighed again, left her number with the clerk just in case anyone came looking for the sweet puppy and took it home.
That was six years ago, the Random and Sady have been inseparable ever since.

rest stop

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hair/Wasabi Pills/ Deanna (*new* @ FaMESHed)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: [White~Widow] Coco – Black (*new* @ Uber)

[Z O O M] Jinks Glasses (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Scandalize. Annie TOP. Maitreya (*new* @ MBA Fair)
Scandalize. ANNIE Sweatshirt. Maitreya (*new* @ MBA Fair)
Scandalize. ANNIE Leggins. Maitreya (*new* @ MBA Fair)
REIGN.– JUNE SNEAKERS
JIAN Lively Labs :: Black Companion Pup
{Imeka} Cutie water bottle {5}

Scene:
7 – Ice Machine II PG (pose included, edited with AnyPose)
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Sclater Street

Something There

It had been such a long day at work. All she could think about was going home, letting her hair down and getting in the pool. She loved nothing more than lounging around the pool in evenings and tonight would be no exception. She even had a new bikini, not that anyone was going to see it…well, unless her hot new neighbor happened to join her. She still wasn’t sure if her neighbor was even into girls, but the company would be nice either way. A few drinks might bring out the truth and she had plenty to choose from, there was something there…whether her neighbor felt it or not, she sure as hell did.

its been a long day

wearing:
hair: TRUTH Margarita (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
eyeshadow: –SU!– Smokey Eyeshadow +CATWA APPLIER+
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[ kunst ] – Lucy choker (*new* @ Uber)
::SG:: RingQueen Nai MAITREYA (*new* @ MBA Fair)
Kaithleen’s Bikini (*new* @ MBA Fair)

pose by Foxcity edited with AnyPose
scene:
Trompe Loeil – Zohra Oasis
:CP: RollerDisco Slush
:CP: Natalie Patio Palm Plant
:CP: Natalie Table
{what next} Palisades Drinks Tray
:CP: S’mores Camp Lounger 1
Ariskea [ Porcelain] Tropical Plant 2

Damn Cat!

One of these days she would learn to stop chasing the damn cat when she runs out the door! Stupid auto-lock doors! Now here she was, wearing nothing but shoes, sitting on the stoop waiting for her roommate. She kwew that Grace would most likely come along doing the walk of shame any minute now. She certainly hoped that Grace would make it home before their sexy landlord came along to find her sitting naked on the stairs with that asshole cat. Lord knows that man had seen enough antics out of these two to last him a lifetime.

damn cat

wearing:
hair: Beusy: Olivia Hairstyle (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
ears^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears (*new* @ MBA Fair)
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

tattoo: (( Cheeky Ink )) Lady in Red
Phedora ~Riri heels ~ 28 C. (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Foxcity
scene:
ninety – #places Sweet [ 01 ]
:CP: Kara Planter
JIAN Curious Kitties :: Snail Plant RARE
7 – Pop Machine (animated)

Feeding Grounds

Legend has it, she was the daughter of a siren and a deaf sailor, she possessed the hypnotic power and divine hunger of her mother accompanied by the humanity and mortality of her father. It was unknown to her as to how long she would live or what could kill her aside from starvation, but she knew that if she fed on the souls of sailors she aged far slower than normal humans. As it were, she was 167 years old, but didn’t look more than 30. It was only when she did not feed that she would begin to age and she could never venture too far from the shore. For many years she fed on the souls of pirates, but as time went by there were fewer and fewer and those she could find hardly had souls to feed upon.
She was seeking a new feeding ground when she happened upon a beach dotted with ancient ruins. It felt like home and soon enough she developed a taste for rich yacht owners, particularly those driven to take advantage of a beautiful young women. Their souls were especially dark and delicious. She fed both her hunger and humanity with each that she took. She could not know how often they would happen along, but she could recognize the smell of pompous, self-entitlement from miles away.
Smart mothers have tried for years to warn their sons of such a beast, but they continue not to listen…and so she continues to feed.

at peace

wearing:
hair: .Entwined. Violet (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
eyeshadow: –SU!– Smokey Eyeshadow +CATWA APPLIER+
lipsticks: –SU!– The Matte Lip Essentials //Catwa BENTO//
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*LODE*  Head Accessory – Requiem [forest lake] (*new* @ Uber)
The Annex  – Emma (*new* @ MBA Fair)

pose by Bauhaus Movement
scene:
uK – Deep Sea Collumns
HPMD* dust floating on the water
.AiShA. Munchkin Water Flower White

Facing Her Fear

The water was so cold! She slid her body in feet first….slowly lowering her legs into the frigid pool. She hadn’t been swimming since she was a child and almost drown, but she had to get over that. She had to face her fear. She loved the water, so being afraid of getting in beyond the depths of a bathtub was something she was determined to do. This was the year. After all, how was she going to host a pool party if she couldn’t even get in her own pool.
Yes, she had a pool that she had never swam in. She thought by getting the gorgeous pool with waterfalls and plants installed…well, she thought she would swim. Instead, her nieces used it every other weekend. No more, she was going to do this. She could and she would. She sat there, frozen and shivering with water to her upper thighs. Her arms shaking, “Just let go!” She repeated to herself over and over until her arms gave out and she was in the water. She flailed about for what seemed like an hour, but was honestly more like a minute. Grabbing at the edge of the pool, she got her head above the water and smiled to herself. “I didn’t drown,” she thought.
She inched her way around to the shallow end of the pool until she could stand up and waded about with the water chest high. She noticed that the parts of her that were under water, were warmer than those above and she went a little deeper…until the water was neck high. She remembered her swimming lessons as a kid and slowly lifted her feet, swinging her arms to and fro, “I’m treading water!”
Alright, she was going to be fine. Swimming, check, Overcoming her fear of water, check. Now…about those airplanes….

red mint and bueno

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hair=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Sylvai” (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
(r)M, AD(o.02) // Posture Collar
BUENO-Net Bikini (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Del May
Trompe Loeil – Zohra Oasis