The seas be ours

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is coming to theatres in May this year and I cannot be more excited. I absolutely adore the PotC movies as they always have intruiging stories and manage to execute the the pirate theme so well. Plus, Orlando Bloom may or may not just be one of my biggest celebrity crushes. Continue reading

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A way to fill an emotional void

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Love at first sight, it’s a wonder I would like to believe in. Meeting someone who seems like a dream disguised in human form. Someone who seems so absolutely, undeniably perfect from the moment your eyes meet. Love at first sight sounds like a breeze, a trip down the easy road of finding a soulmate. Yet it can also be the greatest form of deceivement and ultimately the most simple way of heartbreak.

I will spare you the full story of my blundered summer flings and desperations that lead to my hope that any given stranger could be the love of my life. It was foolish of me to feel as hopeless and distressed as I did, but thankfully Second Life and blogging served as a distraction from my seemingly everlasting heartbreak. Though it was only that, a distraction, which later on turned into an addiction. An addiction to being distracted from the pain and reality behind my optimistic beliefs. The true heartbreak was the harm I caused to myself and others around me by constantly spending my time in a virtual world instead of the real one. What should have actually broken my heart was how I almost lost a part of myself by letting go of my dreamful wishes for true love, only because of a small mishappening.

However, now that summer has been blown away by a light September breeze, my summer tendencies have gone with it in a spindrift of distraction and past addiction; filling the once emotional voids with the phenomena of a newfound everyday life instead.


Credits:
Mermaid #1:
*Hair: Love [Send My Love][Greyscales] @ Shiny Shabby
*Tail: *M.C.* Rebel – Clean (female)
*Head: CATWA HEAD Kori [Parted Lips 1]
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Aurae // Bare @ We Love Roleplay
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ghost

Mermaid #2:
*Hair: Love [Over The Rainbow][Mystics]
*Tail: *M.C.* Rebel – Wounded (female)
*Head: CATWA HEAD Kori [Parted Lips 1]
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Sarya // Bare @ We Love Roleplay
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ghost

Mermaid #3:
*Hair: Love [Medicated Beauty Queen][Oddities] @ The Fantasy Collective
*Tail: *M.C.* Rebel – Scarred (female)
*Head: CATWA HEAD Kori [Parted Lips 1]
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Elora // Bare @ We Love Roleplay
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ghost


Event dates:
Shiny Shabby | August 20 – September 15
We Love Roleplay | September 4 – 30
The Fantasy Collective | August 22 – September 15

Great fear of shallow living

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Living life to the fullest, it’s something most of us wish to do, though it is hard to paint a picture of how this life is supposed to look like. Perhaps that is because “living life to the fullest” differs for all of us. Some find happiness in lifelong commitments, whereas others prefer to continuously rotate their lifestyle. Whilst some find satisfaction in a life spent with their beloved family in the suburbs, some strive for more.

Personally, I have not been able to make up my mind as to which life I desire to live. I enjoy chasing my dreams, big or small. I fear of it taking its toll on me though. Adventurous living and dream chasing can become quite exhausting, and perhaps, quite lonely too. Despite the fears, the presence of this wanderlust filled adventurer inside me is not to be silenced. How I wish to see the depths of the oceans through my own scuba mask, or feel the raindrops fall from Amazonian jungle leaves gently roll down my arm.

But there’s a part of me that has great wishes of lifelong romances and the perfectly average family life. Picking up kids after soccer practice or ballet classes. A lifestyle complimented by family dinners and movie nights. Even waving the youngsters goodbye as they go off to start their very own life, how heartbreaking it may be, is part of this contrary desire. But of course, here as well, lies angst and fear. Fear of living a dull life, growing weary of the routines and ordinariness of it all.

These fears are insignificant compared to my great fear of shallow living. Truth be told, I’d much rather follow either of the lifestyles above and put up with its unfavorable consequences, than to live a life in which I feel as if I’m not living at all. Delving into the beauty of either of these lifestyles would (partly) compensate for its unfavorable consequences anyway.

To conclude, remember to always be grateful for what you already have. Because sometimes it might feel as if we live a shallow life, as if life as a whole is simply meaningless. Well, my dear reader, this is up to you to change. Often times this change is only as minor as shifting perspectives, opening your eyes and noticing the slightest changes that cause no day to ever be the same. You will see that life, even in its seemingly most ordinary state, is actually an extraordinary spectacle.

“I must be a mermaid
I have no fear of depths
and a great fear of shallow living”
– Anaïs Nin


Credits:
*Hair: Love [Sippy Cup] [Mystics] @ Hairology
*Top: :::Sn@tch Batik Halter Bikini Top (White-U):::
*Tail: *M.C.* Sea Mist Tail – Pink
*Head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 @ MBA Fair 2016
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Imryll // Bare @ MBA Fair 2016
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ocean

Pose: Nais – Delphine – 06
Location: Mermaid’s cave


Event dates:
Hairology | August 10 – 30
MBA Fair 2016 | August 1 – 21