It’s Like This…

I got an email from Microsoft’s Bing, it’s their 5th anniversary. Along with the email was a link to Bing Gallery, and I saw a pic I liked. I started browsing then I saw this picture I really, really like. It reminded me about how I feel about my second life right now. It's like this, this is how my life is now.

It’s like this, this is how my life feels now.
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Anyway, I kept on browsing through the pics and came across another great scene. And I thought to myself, Second Life is like this too. You can build your dream out on a virtual ocean, and it can be beautiful and even feel like a home for your soul, yet it is also very fragile, so fragile that a good storm will blow it away.

(from All of the things we build reside in a virtual world.

All of the things we build reside in a fragile virtual world.

I spent at least an hour going through Bing’s Gallery and I downloaded many photos. I’ll use them in some future posts, but this last one was like someone strumming a chords inside my spirit. Did you ever read James Joyce’s “Ulysses”? I know, it is very, very hard to read, especially if you are dyslexic, and I never actually finished it. Nonetheless, there’s a line in there somewhere that goes something like this, “Am I walking into eternity along Sandymount Strand?” That’s what this last photo feels like.


“Walking into eternity along Sandymount Strand”

Nice job Bing!

UPDATE 2023: This particular blog post has surfaced again and again as most watched over the years. Why? I surmise that people studying James Joyce noticed the reference to Sandymount Strand. It’s an obscure reference but I’m not the only one to take that passage to heart. Here’s a video called “Walking into Eternity”. I hope it helps in understanding of the mystique of this phrase.

About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm active on Twitter. I'm a U.S. Air Force veteran. I'm a gamer in Fallout series, Skyrim, and other games, including an avatar in Second Life. I wrote the sci-fi novel, The Temporal Expeditions.
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2 Responses to It’s Like This…

  1. great pics Yordie and I relate to your well put thoughts!! I love James Joyce!! ( being Irish of course) the last photo is wonderful. Oh here is another of Joyce quotes
    “Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience !”
    well, I try!!


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