1.9.18

#806 Why...


I think my Dad is an extraordinary man. He has always been a great people-person and made many friends all over the world. My Dad retired at the age of 65 to celebrate life together with his love, my mum. I remember sitting outside my Dad’s office when I was a child, sitting on what I called the naughty chair with my pig tails and school uniform listening to my Dad’s banter, watching how he oozed authority and how he managed his employees with laughter and humor and they all adored him. My Dad was my hero and forever will be. 

My whole life has been focused on awakening to spiritual experience... At the young, but wise, age of 10 I was absolutely driven to discover answers to life’s perennial questions: “Who am I? What am I doing here? Who are we? What is the purpose of life?” Like a bird dog focused on playing ball, I held a one-pointed focus, always asking lots and lots of questions.

About 10 years ago, my Dad said to me, I don’t think your mum is ok, she is forgetting a lot lately. Sadly, my worst reality and awakening happened where I lost my mother three years ago, to Alzheimer's. My Dad at this point and perhaps before but never noticed it, said “Do you think there’s something wrong with me? I can’t seem to remember much anymore...My strong, capable and talented father who not only was an awesome manager to some 1000+ employees but also was a mesmerizing baritone singer. This strong man that I love and adore, now spends his time focused on staring at a wall, totally oblivious to his surroundings. 

I cherish each day the fleeting moments that I get where I can walk in and he says, “I haven’t seen you for months” when I was only there the day before.  My awareness of life, and what happened to mum makes me understand that time is only fleeting with my father. To cherish the moments that he remembers me, and spend as much time with him as possible.  

I understand that death is a natural part of life. Dementia is a natural part of this cycle.  I realized that Dad’s complete lack of awareness that he has dementia was designed that way. Part of the function that dementia serves is that the person undergoing it also loses the cognitive awareness of their failing mind. When we sit and talk now it is extremely simple. The discussion of politics, worldly affairs or any of his past memories no longer works. We sit together in the moment. We look out the window at the birds flying by, the beauty of the trees, the blue of the sky. This is enough. We sit quietly together. He holds my hand, still to this day with a strong grip and gives me lots of hugs and I love him more than ever. 

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RKKN. Lara's Top White/Maitreya - (New) @ Shiny Shabby 
[RA] Brookie Hair - (New) @ Shiny Shabby 
CKEY Poses - Moments (fatpack 6) - (New) @ Sense Event
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31.8.18

#805 There are two times of the year.. Autumn and waiting for Autumn..


As winter for us draws to a close in Australia, we are still experiencing unreasonable cold temperatures and hardly any rain for months and months. I am definitely not looking forward to the summer that awaits and the scorching high 40'c, and would give anything apart from rain to have Autumn again. 
Autumn gives us every opportunity to live an authentic life. Yet how easy it is to miss the little things in the pursuit of a “perfect” life! An authentic life is made up of recognizing beautiful moments, amongst the extraordinary colours that Autumn seems to showcase for us all.   
We all need to take a moment to linger if even for a few minutes to remember what we love about Autumn before it disappears.  
So here below are my 10 little moments that I love about Autumn...in no particular order,

1.     Snuggling with a loved one and watching the beautiful flickering of the fire;
2.     Scent of aromatic candles as it permeates across the house;
3.     Glorious pumpkin soup, and/or roast potatoes & carrots - lots of baked dinners;
4.     Watching movies snuggled in soft blankets- Feasting on Netflix and Stan;..
5.     Wind blowing through the stunning colored tree and being mesmerized of the sea of red, gold, and orange
6.     Glow of lamps through windows;
7.     Laughter filling a room;
8.     Scrabble and popcorn;
9.     Baking bread to eat with the soup;
10.   Creating Autumn décor scenes for Secondlife.. Showcasing all that Autumn has to offer.

Below from pinterest are some of the ten items that I love about Autumn. 
So what do you love about Autumn?

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Destinations: - Pinterest (my fav pins - ‘The Reddening – Autumn Fall) 







29.8.18

#804 You say...


You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing; 
You say I am strong when I think I am weak; 
You say I am held when I am falling short; 
When I don’t belong, oh you say that I am yours; 
And I believe, oh I believe..
What You say of me; believe....

The only thing that matters now is everything you think of me; 
In you I find my worth, in you I find my identity, (ooh oh). 

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Destinations:UberROMP, and Cosmopolitan Event 

Giz Seorn - Easton - Maitreya Lara - (New) @ Uber 
TLC Albatross Island SET - (New) @ Cosmopolitan Event 
Cae :: Bound :: Collar - (New) @ ROMP 
Tableau Vivant \\ Nana hair - Blonds 
[Con.] Stepside Pick-up - Rusty Gold RARE 
Pose: - Amitie Couple End of Summer Balls - (New) @ Cosmopolitan Event - (edited for one person only)