Second Life isn’t exactly a parallel universe but it is an experience unique from our own day-to-day reality. We log in and automatically assume a different identity, however small of a difference that may be. Many of us have jobs and physical appearances in Second Life that demonstrate no real similarity to our actual existence here in the Milky Way Galaxy. We may show people sides of ourselves that would seem strange and alien to those we communicate face to face with and, at times, several of us might even feel more at home in our avatar’s pixels than we do within our own flesh and blood vessel.
There’s a lot of safety within the Second Life galaxy. Your experience is totally based on your own interests, decisions, and ideals. From the moment you log on, you decide where the pieces fall. Sure, there may be a bit of random chaos as you stumble through the multitude of sims, but, in the end, you construct your own piece of the cosmos. Like an invisible hand you create a solar system around your character. You know which places you like to visit, where you like to shop, and, if you’re a builder, what dreams you want to create. You surround yourself with what you desire, positive and negative, and then you watch as each planet evolves, flourishes, and possibly even dies.
You can be a star, and just like an actual celestial body, you can center yourself and use your gravitational pull to ensure the story revolves around you. For many people who are using Second Life for more than just entertainment, that’s a valuable opportunity. As months pass by I meet more and more people. Often times, I’ve met a lot of individuals who struggle with inner demons, low self-esteem, and real life hardships that they want to escape from. Second Life offers them the control they may be lacking in real life and possibly even a place where they can meditate and discover the value they possess as human beings. They meet people, build friendships, explore their own thoughts and ideas, and hopefully develop a healthier sense of self and community that they can then apply to their actual real lives where experiences are often more difficult to control.
But it’s important to remember that as with our own Milky Way Galaxy, your star and mine are not alone. We all exist with our own planetary systems and there are thousands of us. Sometimes, we may even find ourselves colliding, and in that event, explosions are bound to occur. If you find yourself in that situation just remember that matter is never really destroyed. You’ll evolve and your experiences can be even better. Take whatever shattered elements remain within your grasp, wish whatever has drifted away well, and rebuild your happiness. You may be pleased with the outcome. After all, Earth wouldn’t have life if the moon hadn’t been formed through a massive impact. Sometimes the craters and scars are worth the pain they take to make. That goes for both Second Life and for the flesh and blood world we inhabit each day.
Style Card: Singularity
Dress: The Sea Hole: Dark Pulp
Socks: Mocha: Loose Socks
Shoes: Honey Kitty: Ribbon Ruffle Flat Shoes in Cream
Bead Necklace: TokiDoki: Droopy Necklace in Dream
Bottle Necklace: Pink Fuel: Bottle Charm Necklace (gacha win)
Bracelet: KOSH: Nebula Bracelet (This is soooo pretty!)
Ring: Bewildebeest: Lilliputian Abode
Hair: D!va: Natsuki2 in “Cat’s Eye”
Skin: Pink Fuel: Elly – Sugar – Angelic
Lipgloss: Pink Fuel: Elly – Sugar – Doll Gloss – Orange
Eyelashes: Damned: My Perfect Eyelashes
Eyelash Tattoo: Amacci: Eyelash Tattoos
Nails: Sexy Mamas: Manicure
Location: Inside the “Planetarium Ball” created by 109 prims Circus!