The title of this blog post is from a poem named "Anything can happen" by Seamus Heaney. It talks about the suddenness of acts of God(s), about how the earth will rumble like thunder and split open, tumbling down buildings in a second, when really Jupiter should've just waited to thunder in the sky.
I think that's been my perception of life these past few years. The earth smiles; then, because of something vastly unknowable that operates according to rules that we can't even fathom, SOMETHING HAPPENS. Cancer happens. Change. Tsunami. Earthquake. 9/11. Navy yard shootings. School shootings. Such a catalog of grief.
What's the antidote? I think the only antidote is art. Pray as much as you like, but art (like Heaney's poem) will reach across the shattered ground and join two minds.
If I left SL feeling pointless, I've come back after two years remembering my point. It's to ramble quietly to myself here in this unique space, and invite you to come along for the ride.
***Sim photo: A Clockwork Spiral (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/61/141/613)
***Dress: Rebel Hope Roxanne Mesh Leather dress in black
***Jewelry set: Ellabella Nahimana necklace and earrings
***Cheeky halo thing: Hate Me and Eat Me Fedora headpiece for The Couturies Docks
***Eyes: TSM Catscratch Eyes in WW LE - Teal Mae More
***Hair: Wasabi Pills donna mesh hair in Aquatic
***Tattoo: Plastik Haila Tattoo
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Sugarskull boots in black
***Makeup: Schadenfreude monarch vlinder eyes & cheeks, with glitter
***Hands and feet: Slink
***Purse: Bliensen + MaiTai - Diesel in black for A Clockwork Spiral
***Skin: Belleza Leila Pale 1 BL
***Mirror: "Square Hand Carved Wood Mirror" Honestly I can't figure out who made it. I've had it for a while and inspecting it doesn't work.