Digital Art -Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

This lovely build is located on the “Retrospect” sim and the land description reads, “Benvenuto dove nessuno ti vuole bene, dove nessuno ti vuole male…” which translates into “Welcome where no one cares about you, where no one wants to hurt….”

It was ironic that I found this sim today as I have spent almost a week in retrospection, thinking back about the past and the events that have transpired and how they affect or have shaped my present as well as my direction to the future.  And, in retrospection, mistakes were made.   Part of looking back is asking if you have regrets or wish you had done something different and, in my case, the answer is yes.  For me, however, retrospection was not about resurrection but rather acceptance and enlightenment.

Even more apropos was the artwork that is scattered through the build.  The beauty of art is that the meaning is different for everyone who observes it.  Interpretation based upon emotion or experiences.  For me, a majority of it translated to the crumbling of a presence, belief, or emotion that once existed and thrived inside of me.  Where there was a couple involved, it represented that desire to hold on to what was falling apart in front of them, slipping through their fingers, finding themselves unable to hold the pieces together no matter how hard they tried.  In the end, some of the pieces were lost, never to be there again.  I took it one step further knowing in my mind that eventually someone would come along to refurbish them, to make them whole once again.  Some new pieces would be required but they would once again flourish.  That is my interpretation anyway.

Enough babbling, I hope you enjoy the pictures and the SLURL is located at the bottom of the post.  I hope you find the sim as thought provoking as I did.

Visit this location in Second Life by clicking here:  Digital Art -Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

PeTOu

I paid a visit to this incredibly beautiful build located on the “Everheart” sim.   This sim is literally an explosion of color with beautiful flowers and flowering trees everywhere you venture.  I recommend that you take some time and visit this sim and take some pictures of your own.  I was very pleased with the way each view presented itself to me.

As I continue my journey through sims for this blog, I am continually amazed at the creativity and beauty that exists in Second Life.  I do appreciate the social atmosphere of clubs and the shopping experiences in Second Life as well.  My preferred activity would involve the company of my lovely wife and my incredible family playing board games such as Greedy and Pentadee, or just plain goofing around with friends.  Exploring, though, really opens my eyes to the possibilities of this virtual world.  To see the visions that others bring to life.

When you are exploring, you can typically avoid the concerns that so many cannot seem to leave behind when they come into the virtual world.  It is typically you, your camera, possibly your partner, and your imagination during an exploration.  If someone presents something you find offensive while on your journey, it is simply a matter of derender and mute.  Ever wish you had those options in real life?  Yeah, me too.

Get out, get about, see what is out there to see.  Builds, like everything else in Second Life, last as long as the whimsical spirit that created them.  This is not a bad thing as it opens up a new imagining from an inspired mind.   Be sure to take in as much as it as you can while here.  Much like real life, time gets by us too fast and, before you know it, it is gone.  Time is the one thing you can never get back so use it to its fullest, with whatever it is you like to do.  Remember as well, if someone gives you their time……be appreciative.  It is the one gift in live that is priceless and cannot be returned.

And with that, I leave you with my captured images from my visit to this beautiful location.  I hope you enjoy it and the SLURL is at the bottom of the post.  I want to thank everyone as well for their kind words about the posts and pictures.  You are all too wonderful.

To visit this location in Second Life, click here:  PeTOu

Jacks

The “Jacks” build on the “NorderNey” sim continues along the reputation that is NorderNey.  There is always hope…. and, as the land description continues, oceans….hope and oceans.

It really is such an incredible phrase, “There is always hope.”  Hope defined is, “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.”  Sometimes this desire we have can be a catalyst for change as well.

I can think of many situations in my life that I hoped had gone differently than they did.  When they do not, I reflect on them to identify what may have happened if I had done things differently.  I also wonder if things could still be different and therein lies hope.  Not everything we encounter in life has a defined end point.  We will continually encounter situations, both good and bad, as we head through life and, at those times, hope often springs alive again.  Whether we hope for the final closure or we hope for realizing what may have been, hope is there.  It is what keeps me thinking, wishing, dreaming, wondering, and aware of what is going on around me.  There is always hope and, for now, I hope you enjoy these pictures and also hope that you take an opportunity to visit this beautiful sim.  The SLURL is at the bottom of this post.

I hope I see you there 🙂

To visit this location in Second Life, please click here:  Jacks

 

 

Rocca Sorrentina, 1787: Italy and the “Grand Tour”

One of my latest adventures took me to the “Rocca Sorrentina, 1787: Italy and the ‘Grand Tour'” located on the “Rocca Sorrentina” sim.  The land description reads, “A fictional 18th century Italian island, interpreting the history of the  Enlightenment  and the era of the baroque, rococo and neo-classical styles; an immersive education experiment by Brown University and the Laboratory for Virtual Arts & Humanities .”

Being curious, I decided to read up on the ‘Grand Tour’ and discovered it was essentially an education rite of passage.  Typically embarked on by nobility and the very wealthy, it was designed to broaden the young adult’s artistic and cultural education as well as their appreciation of the arts.  To this day the routes they took and the destinations they visited still influence modern-day travelers.

When you land, be sure you enable the music.  This sim is best enjoyed with the classical music backdrop that they have selected for it.  Makes for a wonderful couple of hours to look around and shoot pictures.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and the SLURL is located at the bottom of this post.

Visit this location in Second Life by clicking here:  Rocca Sorrentina