Second Life makes it easy to capture some of the moments that make a second life a wonderful fantasy. 2011 was by far the wildest roller coaster ride of my nearly five years as an avatar. At New Years, the future seemed to be an adventure with no end, but by Summer the adventure had ended terribly. Then I began again, started anew and here we are at Christmas.
The thing is, Second Life has it’s own kind of reality and for many of us, maybe most of us, each year is a roller coaster ride. I have girlfriends I love who’ve been through their own ups and downs and ups in the past year. I’ve seen some friends who just can’t take the emotional swings and leave forever. But for those of us who remain, no matter how crazy the ride is, we stay because there are some great memories. So, here are some favorite memories from my 2011 fantasy.
|Yordie’s Geisha Show @ Winter Celebration|
|Blues Fest 2011 for Blues for Autism|
|Yordie & Matsumoto the Monkey @ Hosoi Ichiba|
Then came the dark period. Things went wrong across a broad front. Taka and I broke up. My work at Yordie’s Zen Garden came to an end. There were many things that happened which I’m trying to just forget and, in fact, have forgotten. But time heals wounds and after leaving SL for a short time, I returned with a renewed interest in our fantasy world. I can’t say that the memories since my return have been as spectacular as they were in those days when illusion reined supreme, but slowly I’ve restarted my life.
|Halloween Party at Oz Nightclub @ Calas Galadhon|
There are so many great memories! Wow, what an adventure. But that’s what this blog has been about, capturing all those moments. For this reason more than any, I recommend to anyone out there who is considering writing a blog to begin today. You’ll be so glad you did.
I started out saying that 2011 was by far the wildest roller coaster ride of my life as an avatar. And it was, but as the lyric from The Fantasticks goes, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”
So with a full heart, I look forward to 2012. Next up on my list of todo’s for this year, some New Years Resolutions. Note to self: stop trying to do so much.