I have a bad habit. I have a habit of simply looking at myself, or my surroundings, when I’m in world. I have friends that could probably not pick out of a line up if I had to. Not that I don’t think they’re worth looking at. Every one of my friends are beautiful, in avatar form, in personality, and in their physical bodies. I also wouldn’t say that if I didn’t completely believe it. But it just happens that when we’re in world, often I’m just looking at my avatar. Call it vanity if you want to, but I spend a lot of time & money & energy on my av, and I like to look at it. 🙂 So it’s pretty funny when I’m standing there talking to someone and I’m looking around a store and then I pull back and actually see them standing next to me.
That’s my friend Garrett. He totally rocks that look. 🙂 And I didn’t even cam up under his skirt!
I don’t really know what happened earlier on plurk today. I know the dramatics were brewing before I left to go hang out with my bestie earlier, but no one filled me in. Since the storm hit while I was out, and I was really too buzzed when I got back to bother going back and dig through the wreckage. Why ruin a perfectly wonderful mood with drama that probably has nothing at all to do with me?
I kind of think a lot of people in SL like to hold on to hate. They chew it up like gum, then stick it in their hair, and then get angry because it’s stuck. And God knows people seem to love to jump into a battle that isn’t theirs to fight. Hey, I’ve done it, too! LOL But the thing is…forgiveness is so so sweet. Not for the other person – FOR YOU. Nothing says you have to be someone’s friend afterwards. You could be, but sometimes you just have to forgive and let them go.
“The hatred you’re carrying is a live coal in your heart – far more damaging to yourself than to them.”
Of course, I could just be doing that chatty drunk thing right now, so hey, take it all with a grain of salt. But second chances, forgiveness, and open hearts seem like pretty good things to me, sober or not. 🙂