.. you learn to do by doing ..

One of my favorite quotes can be found in the picks on my Second Life profile.

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying,
to run by running, to work by working;
in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
                                             ~ Anatole France

This quote just purely makes sense to me. While I think that the quote really focuses on the last bit about love, it is true about everything.  We learn in many ways, but for most of us, we learn best by “doing”.  It makes me think about what I’ve learned during my years in Second Life.

I’ve learned how to ‘play’ in Adobe Photoshop.  I’ve learned to create graphics for large and small events.  I figured out how to find sources for graphics that could be purchased to utilize in these posters, invitations, logos, announcements, etc.  I have learned how to plop one of those designs onto clothing templates (mesh and system) but it isn’t always easy for me. I’ve learned that I can be over-committed to virtual events for good causes just like I over-commit in my first life with work.  I’ve learned to landscape and set up relaxing, beautiful, enticing natural spaces and I’ve truly learned to shop!  Definitely learned all those by doing them!

But I’ve learned other things too…I’ve learned that people find the virtual world an excellent place to hide, to show their fears, to overcompensate for their shortcomings, to be bullies, to be rude and show anger…all behind the cloak of the internet.  I’ve also learned that good friends can be made, that love can be found, and it can even transcend beyond the internet. Sadly, I’ve learned that hearts can break even more intensely than with a real world relationship.  I’ve learned to accept the departure and disappearance of friends and those close to me. And slowly, I’ve learned that real, caring, truthful friendships are very rare in all worlds.

What have you learned?

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Credits:

The Scene
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Location:  Chateau Village – a ‘World of Darkness’ roleplay sim
(for more information on the sim and the roleplay, click here)

 I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: -Glam Affair – Caroline Skin –  New Day  – America C
Freckles: IGOTIT – Ginger Freckles Face and Body (SaNaRae)
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Luna~ Envi Eyes
Lashes: ::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (minimalist black)
Hair: Exile::Loose Ends (Collabor88)
Ears: [MANDALA] SIMPLE_EARS_HUTUU
Earrings: Cae :: Elusive :: Earring
Necklace: MINIMAL – Alianza Necklace LightGold (ShinyShabby)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Rings: MINIMAL – Amanecer Ring *7* Silver (Gacha Garden)
Rings: MINIMAL – Zima Ring *5* Gold (The Season’s Story)
Rings: MINIMAL – Zima Ring *6* Silver (The Season’s Story)
Rings: ieQED jessi.rings.silver
Outfit:  *agp* (Agapee) Amy outfit wool brown-Slink/TMP/Maitreya (Kustom9)
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.4
Shoes:  Ingenue :: Amelia Boots (Maitreya) :: Chestnut (past Collabor88)
Bag:  !gO! Mercy.Bag

Poses:
oOo Studios – Travelogue_four

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.. a garden of roses ..

God gave us memory
so that we might have roses
in December.
   ~James M. Barrie

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Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party event is open until December 6th. Stop by as soon as you can!

Credits:
The Scene
:
{anc} suger rose field [old]
{anc} ephemera .A double
{anc} ephemera clear.B double

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer v3 – Jamaica – August E
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Luna~ Envi Eyes
Lashes: ::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (minimalist black)
Face Mask: Bauhaus Movement – Rayne/Argento  (Kira Kira Twinkle Star Party) @
Hair: ::Exile::Take  (past Arcade Gacha) @
Ears: [MANDALA] SIMPLE_EARS_HUTUU
Necklace: paper.arrow anchor.necklace rose
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Rings: ieQED anne.ring.set.silver.right
Rings: ieQED jessi.rings.silver
Lingerie Set: Milk Tea: Starlight – Dark Night – includes applier HUD for Maitreya, Omega and Slink (Kira Kira – Twinkle Star Party) @
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.3

Pose:
ROQUAI Tink 4 –  (Enchantment Neverland event) @

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.. it’s a broken hallelujah ..

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People do not die for us immediately,
but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life
which bears no relation to true immortality
but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts
in the same way as when they were alive.
It is as though they were traveling abroad.
                                                ~Marcel Proust

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Credits:
The Scene
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[TUFF] Gravestones – MESH
HPMD* Garden Tree07
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small
Skye Studio Enchanted Woods v2
Frog’s Garden Grass (past group gift)

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3
Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia Ghost – Polar 01 A
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Cleo~ Blue Eyes
Lashes: ::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (minimalist black)
Hair: Exile::The Countess
Ears: [MANDALA] SIMPLE_EARS_HUTUU
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Wrists: Caboodle – Wrist Ribbon White (The Fantasy Collective)
Outfit: Caboodle – Shen Sash V2 (The Fantasy Collective)
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.3
Shoes: fri. – Aisling.Wraps (Antique) – Maitreya High (past Collabor88)
Wings: DRD-Devine wings – angel

Poses:
oOo gravesite 7 rare  (Wayward Halloween)
oOo gravesite 8 (Wayward Halloween)

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