Saturday, September 21, 2013

Great, hollow, bell-like flowers

Serenity Gardens (2)

A friend just died of lymphoma, of his stomach cancer.  He was a well-known young man, in a Swedish indie band, and a writer and journalist in his own right.  What he did for the world before he died was write about the process of being ill and dying.  He wrote about his utter longing for life, for children, for experiences, and about how his life drew closer and closer until it became just a hospital room, and then just his body.  His writing (in Swedish) is also about living and feeling as much as possible before death.

One moment he was vibrantly alive, and the next, he simply was not.  Recently, phisicists have begun rethinking the relativity of time.  It's actually one of the laws of the universe that does not change. One moment happens after the other, and despite Star Trek and Einstein, time cannot warp and bend.  Time is the real culprit, then. We can't bend time to slow down our childhoods, slow down our 20s, stretch out health and vibrancy as long as possible.

But SL has always been able to do that for me -- extend my youth and health in a way that's slightly creepy and yet very relieving. It gives my mind a way to step into a body that can fly and run and feel no pain. Last night, I went to visit Hybie's Serenity Gardens and I didn't feel out of breath, or even sneeze once.

I hope your weekends are joyous!


Serenity Gardens (4)

Serenity Gardens (4)

Serenity Gardens (5)

Serenity Gardens (5)

***Skirt: fashionably Dead gold pleated skirt for C88
***Shirt: tres blah short sleeve blouse in orange for C88
***Skin: Belleza Leila Pale 1 for C88
***Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai Altitude shoes in brown for A Clockwork Spiral
***Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum catscratch eyes in saffron
***Hands and feet: Slink
***Makeup: Schadenfreude pumpkin sedusa makeup
***Leggings: vintage from The Closet
***Horns: Aisling Marangki in Old Moss
***Tattoo: Wicked Tattoos - Mystic 
***Hair: Lamb blush - Ink

***Sequins: Rust undereye sequins by Miss Shippe's Studio
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