I’ve been trying for several weeks to revive my quest for Second Life’s Secret Sauce.
A couple of days ago I was commenting on a post by Inara Prey and I saw a comment by Gwenneth Llewelyn, “It’s impossible to capture in a single sentence or a paragraph what makes SL so compelling — to some.” It was a comment I was ready to hear or needed to hear because after the SL9B Celebration I feel there is so much more that needs to be said. In a sense, this feels like a quest for the Holy Grail.
SL9B was an event I feel highlighted my basic theme, ‘When Second Life is at its best there are infinite possibilities.’
When you look at the energy and sense of purpose that blossomed from that one event, I think a huge number of peeps would acknowledge that SL9B was one of those times when Second Life was at its best, and that something wonderful happened. Regardless of those who felt left out, the lessons learned from this event could change SL permanently and for the better. But this post isn’t about SL9B.
This post is about my quest for the “Secret Sauce” and I’m sorry to say that it is a quest too consuming for me to complete, at least at this time.
Somewhere along the line in my life in the real world I came to believe that those who can’t complete projects they start are caught in some kind of mental trap. And to be objective, I am caught in a trap. I’m stuck on the track.
So, I’m going to relieve my mind of this for now. I’m “officially” abandoning my quest for the Secret Sauce and for the Hidden Toxins too. I suspect I’ll return to this quest some day, maybe when I can see more deeply into the nature of Second Life. For now, I’m going to take my comfort in Gwenneth’s comment.
Knowing myself, knowing me being me, I’m sure I will return to this some day.