I have yet to understand why so many people want to tear each other down. Life is not a competition, no one gets out alive and nothing we acquire in this life is going with us when we leave. So, why would anyone make it their mission to seek and destroy others? What is there to gain in doing that? I mean, I know misery loves company, but why would anyone want to embrace that misery by sharing it with others or causing it? There’s nothing good to gain from that…absolutely nothing. The only thing I can imagine that allows people to behave like this is that they lack that part of the human psyche that most of us possess…that part that seeks happiness for ourselves, as well as other people. When someone lacks that empathy and compassion, they are left with a giant hole. That hole is what religious people like to call evil, but I don’t believe in evil. I believe that people are innately good….unless they are missing that inner light. They are lacking goodness. They might fake it….cuz that’s what sociopaths often do, but deep down…they just don’t have it in them be truly good. I cannot truly imagine what that must be like, but it sounds absolutely horrible. Sadly, its the only thing that makes sense to me as to why people truly want to tear one another down. I would much rather see us all root for each other and watch each other grow.
You never really know where tidbits of inspiration will come from….or wisdom, for that matter. Year ago, I was complaining about days and days of rain. My friend smiled and said, “Rain makes things grow.” I have never forgotten those words or that moment. This morning, I was watching a sitcom and this lady was freaking out because she was worried about this and worried about that. She was taking an inventory of all the things she had lost over the years. Of course, someone told her to look at everything she has to be grateful for. Someone else came along and told her, “Be happy that you have a lot to lose.” This got to me, cuz I took a look around at all that I have and easily it could be lost. I decided to give my gratitude list a make over to include all the things I’d hate to lose and be happy that I have so very much to lose. I think it would do a lot of people some good to look at things this way. So, instead of focusing on the shit that’s gone wrong or the things you’ve already lost…let’s be happy that you have more to lose and work on being grateful for what we still have. ♥
I’ve tasted blood and it is sweet I’ve had the rug pulled beneath my feet I’ve trusted lies and trusted men Broke down and put myself back together again Stared in the mirror and punched it to shatters Collected the pieces and picked out a dagger I’ve pinched my skin in between my two fingers And wished I could cut some parts off with some scissors” Come on, little lady, give us a smile” No, I ain’t got nothin’ to smile about I got no one to smile for, I waited a while for A moment to say I don’t owe you a goddamn thing I, I keep a record of the wreckage of my life I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind They talk shit, but I love it every time And I realize I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night That I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night No, I won’t smile, but I’ll show you my teeth And I’ma let you speak if you just let me breathe I’ve been polite, but won’t be caught dead Lettin’ a man tell me what I should do in my bed Keep my exes in check in my basement ‘Cause kindness is weakness, or worse, you’re complacent I could play nice or I could be a bully I’m tired and angry, but somebody should be
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I take as much as I can get I don’t take any regret I close my eyes to conjure up something But it’s just a faint taste in my mouth I think I’m coming down I think I’m coming down By tomorrow I’ll be leaving By tomorrow I’ll gone If you want to tell me something You had better make it strong
Let me put the water in the bowl For your wounds, babe Let me fill you up with the fingers of love You can’t lose babe When you watch me play, does it feel bad, darlin’ When they choose me? Say again, this place Say again, this place
I broke my neck Dancing to the edge of the world, babe My mouth is wet, don’t you forget it Don’t you lose me Here is your princess And here is the horizon Here is your princess And here is the horizon
I’ve gotta scratch it down, I never could amount That’s it, babe And now the sugar’s run out And I don’t know what to say
I do my makeup in somebody else’s car We order different drinks at the same bars I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth She thinks you love the beach, you’re such a damn liar Those great whites, they have big teeth Hope they bite you Thought you said that you would always be in love But you’re not in love no more Did it frighten you How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor? On the light up floorBut I hear sounds in my mind Brand new sounds in my mind But honey I’ll be seein’ you ‘ever I go But honey I’ll be seein’ you down every road I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it ‘Cause honey I’ll come get my things, but I can’t let go I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it
When, when we came home Worn to the bones I told myself, “this could get rough” And when, when I was off, which happened a lot You came to me and said, “that’s enough” Oh I know that this love is pain But we can’t cut it from out these veins, no So I’ll hit the lights and you lock the doors We ain’t leaving this room ’til we bust the mold Don’t walk away, don’t roll your eyes They say love is pain, well darling, let’s hurt tonight When, when you came home Worn to the bones I told myself, “this could be rough” Oh, I know you’re feeling insane Tell me something that I can explain, oh I’ll hit the lights and you lock the doors Tell me all of the things that you couldn’t before Don’t walk away, don’t roll your eyes They say love is pain, well darling, let’s hurt tonight If this love is pain, well darling, let’s hurt, oh tonight So you hit the lights and I’ll lock the doors Let’s say all of the things that we couldn’t before Won’t walk away, won’t roll my eyes They say love is pain, well darling, let’s hurt tonight If this love is pain, then honey let’s love tonight
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” ― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
Lately, I’ve just been going through the motions of putting one foot in front of another. I’m faking it until I make it, you could say. This year has taken quite a toll on me, as it has most of us. I’ve counted my blessings and I promise I am grateful. However, some days putting on that happy face is a huge struggle. The holidays haven’t really helped much. Fortunately, that’s almost over for a while. I’m holding on to the hope that 2021 is a better year. I want to say that it has to be, but I think that this year has proven…repeatedly…that it can always get worse.
I don’t do this a lot, but y’all know me. I do what I want! So, today I want to tell you a little bit about Serasim. SeraSim is where Seraphim lives inworld. Their offices are there. It’s where they pretend to do work. *grins* Now, the thing is that SeraSim is not just offices. Ohhh no….they wouldn’t dare stop there. Nope. They have shops there and events! Yes, shopping events, but other stuff, too. So, first and foremost, I encourage you to go check it out. It is really well done…think Havana and a fancy shopping center merged. There are places for parties, live singers, etc. There are actual shops and….AND…they have some pretty nifty shopping events there. For instance, you see the vagrant top in this picture? It goes perfectly with my new Cheri Jeans from Bueno! I only paid L$70 for this top! Can you believe that? IKR?!?! They have this cool thing at SeraSim called 70L SERASIM SUNDAY! They have carts all around the sim with these amazing deals. I got a badass school room backdrop for only L$70, too! Plus a wonderful couple’s pose from Vanity Poses! Seriously, you will be amazed at the deals! I’ll be telling you more later on, but for now….get ready for some super savings on Sundays (and maybe a few days after)!