“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
I think reading Walden was one of my favorite works of literature in college. The first time I was introduced to it, I felt peaceful as Thoreau took us “back to basics”, or rather, “back to nature”. Also, he encourages us to be self-reliant and to look beyond what we can physically see. I think part of the reason we do not accomplish what we would like to achieve is because we listen to the wrong people. Too many people are pessimistic and “dream-snatchers”, and if one is dependent on the approval of others, he or she will be easily led astray.
This latest release from Ghee (currently at The Instruments) has inspired me to go back to nature as well. I am wearing both “Plum” and “Fall” dresses. I especially loved the color combinations of the Plum dress – electrifying yet mesmerizing.
“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” – Henry David Thoreau
We see that with every decade, there are several trends that dominate the fashion scene. Sometimes they are so significant that the trends may reemerge 20-30 years later, with a twist. Other trends are looked at with disdain, and some may go, “How was THAT ever in style?” The same thing happens in Second Life – we are encouraged to buy the latest fashions, and with all of the changes as of late to the SL avatar, it is difficult to keep older fashion items. I feel that people who only keep the latest items in their inventory are just following trends, instead of adapting the current trend into their own personal style. It is true that the fashion industry (both SL and real life) helps to shape our preferences, but ultimately we still can choose what we wear.
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” – Henry David Thoreau
I see people say how they have become “bored” with Second Life. Most of the time I find it’s because they have based their SL activities around a single or a group of people. when these people are no longer part of their experience in SL, they find it difficult to adjust. I think it’s important to participate in Second Life for your own reasons, not because of or for someone else. I have enough reasons to stay in Second Life for several people….ideas and dreams abound.
If you have enjoyed these dresses that I am wearing, then go ahead and check them out at The Instruments. If you have time, stop by at the Ghee mainstore – the models there are friendly and will help you with anything that you need. If you would like to see the gowns in a more natural light, you can check here and here.
Until next time – happy shopping!
Dress: Ghee Walden Gown – Plum (@ The Instruments)
Hair: Zibska – Lucille
Headpiece: Ghee Walden Plum Headpiece (@ The Instruments)
Skin: –Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Jewelry: Ghee Walden Plum Drop Earrings (@ The Instruments)
Look 2 (pics 2 & 3):
Dress: Ghee Walden Fall Gown (@ The Instruments)
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Editorial – Underwater – Browns
Jewelry: Ghee Walden Fall Drop Earrings (@ The Instruments)
Location: *Everwinter* Post Apocalyptic Theme Park