Wednesday, March 19, 2008

When a dog bites

~silentsparrow~ sorrow in bruise

I'm having a rough day. I'm president of a certain honors society at my uni, and we're doing a series on "diversity." I live in the South, so inevitably, diversity means "black/white." These issues are the most prevalent ones in the South, so I understand why it's important to discuss the stratification between the white-haves and black-have-nots, but as a half asian who throws the whole issue of race into question anyway, I get irritated when race is simplified to a dichotomy.

Second Life is pretty good about diversity, actually. The second you try to reduce race to a dichotomy, you just gotta think about the furries.

In honor of a bad day, I decided to do what Maria Von Trapp suggested and think about my favorite things. Today's post is all about the clothing that my avatar feels excellent wearing (brocade, so comfy), ~silentsparrow~.

Later today hyasynth's going to release a new suit. I've seen it and it's gorgeous. While you're in the shop, however, stop and look at some of her older things too. She has a tendency to make fun of me for loving her vintage, and I say, pish. A designer's first works are just as interesting, because you can trace the evolution of their style and focus.

Without further ado, I dedicate this post to my favorite things.

~silentsparrow~ moonlight

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

~silentsparrow~ rose

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

~silentsparrow~ elegia

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

~silentsparrow~ dreaded sunny day in fawn

Other outfit details:

***Hair: /artilleri/ myst in black
***Skin: Fleur vivant cream biba 3
***Jewelry: ::Violet Voltaire:: glitterati in black
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Party Pumps in black
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