My journey has carried me to this beautiful build, “L’intangible”, located on the “Reve” sim. The land description reads, “Le rêve où l’on n’arrive jamais…” which translates into English as, “The dream where one never arrives…”
One of the definitions of intangible is “what cannot be touched, what must remain intact.” Of all the definitions of the word, that one seems to be the most accurate to me for this build. It is magnificently done and should remain as it is, beautiful with every step I took while exploring it. It truly feels like you are walking through the countryside in France. Just exquisite.
It struck me while strolling through this build how wonderfully peaceful and serene the setting was. It took me back to my childhood growing up amidst the fields and farms that spotted the American Midwest. Other than farming the land, the families that inhabited the area were more than content with leaving the countryside around them intact. They did not feel the need to try and best nature but, rather, chose for its beauty to speak for itself.
Even then, it seemed a simpler time. We did not have the internet, cable or satellite television (just barely mind you, I am not THAT old), cell phones, or any of the digital equipment we enjoy now. We used rotary phones where, if you messed up on a number, you had to begin the circular journey again with your finger or your pencil (the stylus did not exist yet.) When your call did go through, you were tethered to the phone by a cord that would limit how far you could travel from it thereby demanding your attention to the call. We did not walk around with our heads down looking at smart phones or with earbuds lodged in our ears listening to an iPod. We took in nature, the great outdoors, in all its splendor. It was our playground and it was whatever we imagined it was. We would fight pirates near the creek and hunt tigers in the tall grass. It was a place that stimulated the imagination.
This place took me back to that period of my life. As I walked through it, I remembered the joy of my childhood, the beauty of my surroundings, the smell of the flowers, the sounds of the birds and the insects, the heat from the sun beating down on my body, and, most of all, the simpleness of it all. I did not have to farm the land, the benefit of youth, I got to enjoy it. It was a glorious period of my life that went pretty much unappreciated until later chapters. Isn’t that the way it typically goes?
But this sim offered me the opportunity to return to it. To say that I enjoyed this visit would be an understatement. I will definitely return to this gem. A job well done.
I do hope you enjoy the pictures and you will find the SLURL at the bottom of this post.
Visit this location in Second Life by clicking here: L’intangible