Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Nothing on the TV....
So I don't log into SL a whole lot these days. I pop in and out usually. And when I'm not hiding out at a club or gig, I'm standing still in my rezz location IMing.
For the first time tonight, I went down to the bottom of my rainforest dome (yes, that's where I live) and sat on my couch to watch my SL tv.
In that tv..there are a ton of pictures from my last 3 (soon to be 4!) years in Second Life.
Some pictures make me smile, some make me laugh..and of course, there are those that make me a little sad.
You see, in my time in SL, a lot of people have come and gone.
But none will ever bother me so much as those that leave my life, but don't leave SL. Some I've made the hard decision to unfriend. Others have chosen to unfriend me. And then there's the rare few that we still see each other on our friends list, but no words are ever spoken.
I guess, just as with RL, people drift apart. Priorities change, lives change, yada yada. Maybe the following is true:
People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.
When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
I guess, I'll just have to believe that.
I've put the TV back into my inventory for now - because maybe it's time I sorted through those endless pictures and weeded out the ones that sting. The truth is, more of them make me smile than anything else. Adventures, silly nights and of course, the amazing shots of my outfits. LOL!
But on the very SUPER bright side, my SL brother, Deylan, has chosen to return to SL. In his absence, we did keep in touch - thankfully.
I guess when some people exit, others make their return.
:) Wouldn't that be ideal?
Hope you all had a safe and healthy Labor Day Weekend!
Posted by Me at 12:02 AM