Wishing on a star

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I have had to learn to take any moments of peace that I can to sit, and breathe. Life can so often be a never-ending whirlwind and it rarely seems to lessen in speed. There’s no point wishing on a star and expecting things to brighten. All I can do is protect my energy, catch my breath… and carry on.

This picture was taken on Elysion, and I am wearing the gorgeous new Phoebe ‘ribbony’ slingbacks fom Gos, further details at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gospel_voom/48790332808/in/dateposted/

They are shown off using one of the cinema verite poses from Gingerfish

Rain

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Sometimes a SIM has such atmosphere to it, it lets words spring forth! This was taken and written on Cherishville: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Villa%20Baldeney/183/182/26

 

She sat and let the hammering of the rain silence the shouting of her confused thoughts. The autumn winds carried the drops under the shelter, but she didn’t notice how the damp cold seeped into her clothing.

This was the last place she remembered feeling peace between them. Had she known it would be their last coffee, she might never have wanted to leave. He had seemed silent, but looking back, she couldn’t help wonder whether it was unease which caused it, rather than a sense of comfort between them.

Raindrops seeped through the joins in the shelter roof and chinked almost musically into her coffee, bouncing into the spoon on the saucer, causing it to rattle in harmony. For once she didn’t notice. Her coffee remained un-touched… something rare for her. It was as if both weather and scene felt her silent anguish and simply poured both sound and energy to fill the gaps of her missing words.

Switch off!

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There are times when all we can do is lean back, take a deep breath… and switch off.

I don’t know if it’s just something I struggle with, or if there are those of you who share this, but it seems like life is a constant bombardment of noise, colour… and demands. I think with the way things are in the world at the moment, it all seems even more of an assault on calmness than usual.

My life has been something of a rollercoaster of late, so it’s become time for a short break. I will be away for a couple of nights… only a couple of nights, but I am really looking forward to a change of scenery, and some quality time with family. After all, my son starts uni in a few weeks, so I am cramming in time with him now, while I can 🙂

A couple of nights away is a good and happy thing. A time to sit and chat, to explore old places, and discover new. It’s much needed. Yet the feeling of excitement has reminded me how much I need to squeeze a time of ‘switching off’ into my everyday life too… or at least each week, be it drawing more, or reading more. I shouldn’t need nights away to achieve this peace… it’s just the simple things really….

It’s the quiet times of rich calmness which soothe my soul and replenish my spirit.

See you in a few days 🙂 ♥
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The outfit I am wearing in this picture is Belle, by LYBRA. I am wearing the new Colene Sandals from Gos, which are exclusive to Uber at the moment. Further details are at:
Colene by Gos