Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air; The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care.
Rejoice, and men will seek you; Grieve, and they turn and go; They want full measure of all your pleasure, But they do not need your woe. Be glad, and your friends are many; Be sad, and you lose them all, There are none to decline your nectared wine, But alone you must drink life’s gall.
Feast, and your halls are crowded; Fast, and the world goes by. Succeed and give, and it helps you live, But no man can help you die. There is room in the halls of pleasure For a large and lordly train, But one by one we must all file on Through the narrow aisles of pain.
Our world is always changing, Constantly rearranging. From ocean depths to mountain peaks, Mother Nature moves and speaks. While telling stories of our past, She tries to teach us how to last. Mankind, so smart, sometimes blind, Leaves common sense far behind. We’re moving fast and living large, Forgetting Mother Nature’s in charge. Amazed when she rings our bell, Sending us through living hell. She can twist our steel, shake any city. If her wrath you feel, we shall pity. Yet some who speak on her behalf, I fear just seek the golden calf. It’s true, we must treat her right. Or we will incur a deadly plight. Treat her with distinction Or surely face extinction!
I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in Relay For Life for the first time yesterday. I must tell you that I was touched by the amount of support that I saw displayed by both Second Life and the residents of Second Life. After this experience I know that I will always participate in this event in the future.
I worked with a team “One More Light” They are a SL group who supports mental health. As my friends know, I am a mental health nurse so this particular group is an important one to me. Special thanks to Bob and Trish for all they do for the mental health world!
People amaze me with their talent and creativity. There were so many wonderful builds there. I struggle to put into words how impressed I was with the things that I saw. This particular build touched me to the point of tears. In years past I’ve been a hospice nurse. As a hospice nurse I only had one pediatric patient who was terminal. That patient will forever be a part of my heart and this build reminded me so much of him.
Above and beyond that was the amount of support that I saw. People gave of their time without reserve for this cause. Relay for Life is something that is done yearly in Second Life. Every dollar donated goes directly to the organization in RL. The Second Life Relay team doesnt earn a penny doing this. This year the amount of money earned was right at $300,000 .. that’s real life money.. not L’s. Another cool fact.. Second Life donates all the land used for this event free of charge. Like 14ish sims I think? Way to go Second Life!
Throughout the day they had such fun themes. One of those themes were skates. I got an opportunity to use one of the things that I blog for for this particular event. Thought it was pretty cool that it came along just at the right time.
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ― Aldous Huxley
When I first found this pose I thought, “whoa that’s kinda naughty” But then I started thinking about why someone might be in this particular position without it being naughty. Maybe to get a closer look at something that couldn’t be seen from the perspective life normally had them in?
I remember as a child looking up at people and things thinking they were huge. Believing that they were either bigger than life or too big to touch. Life changed and I grew up. I got somewhat taller. I began to see things differently because I was in a different position in life both physically and emotionally.
I have found that to be the case in most things in life. A few nights ago at work I left feeling more down than I ever have in my career of being a nurse. I’ve experienced a variety emotions over my years of nursing. I have never regretted being a nurse, until that night. I was at a low. My heart and my spirit had been broken. I was mentally exhausted to the point to where I did not want to return to work. I actually cried, not because I hurt for a patient, but because for the first time, I hated what I was doing. Even now thinking about those emotions and that night, I feel the sting of tears in my eyes.
I had to put myself in check. I do not hate my job. I love my job. This is my passion. It’s what gives me satisfaction in life. Knowing that I help other people brings me great joy in life. I LOVE caring for other people. I LOVE doing for others what they cant do for themselves. “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” I made myself look at that. What are the things that are known. We know that the world is in a spot that it’s never been in before. We know that there are people who are going to need extra care. We know that there are people who will hurt, people who will die, and families who will suffer that loss. I know that I am needed. What we dont know is how long this will all last. Between that.. is how we look at it. My perception was skewed based on the situation I was looking at it from.
I am not better, I am not ok, but I do not hate my job today. I hate the situation that this world is in and I feel helpless to change it. I feel discouraged that sometimes no matter how much you give, it’s not going to be enough. Tonight I will return to work, put on a mask that I will wear for 9 hours and do what I do best.. I will help others, because its what I do. I will do it because I have chosen the perspective that I will look at the world in. I choose to look, not at how big this problem is, but at how one individual might make a difference to one person.
Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire! I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moon’s sphere; And I serve the Fairy Queen, To dew her orbs upon the green; The cowslips tall her pensioners be; In their gold coats spots you see; Those be rubies, fairy favours; In those freckles live their savours; I must go seek some dewdrops here, And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
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In the silence of her mind.. emotions rage. Happiness, love, passion, fear, all part of who she is, rage like a storm constantly changing. Do you see her? Do you see that her happiness is her own making?.. Because life has given her many reasons not to be happy.. but she realizes that life has given her so many more reason to be happy. Do you see that she loves with fierce passion, because she appreciates what each person in her life brings to the table? Do you see that often her insecurities are really the manifestations of her fear that she may lose the things she values? Do you see that she is not strong, but weak and unable to control the mess she calls herself. Do you see that she has her own walls built, and while she works to break through yours, hers remain steadfast. Do you really see her?
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We are all painters Holding a color palette Conceiving a painting It’s how we mix the colors Depending on our imagination Whether we paint happiness Or scenes of saddened gray Situations yield the paintings Sometimes splashing all colors Or else black colors gloom Universe has mostly dark energy Yet, we have found our colors To paint our abode, we inhabit No matter, colors of joy and sorrow We celebrate all colors We are all painters, wielding the brush To create new colors of hope
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