On December 14th the real world spun out of control... and then as the news traveled around the globe, the world stop frozen, and so did second life. Some of us were already inworld at the time we heard of the shootings, our fingers suspended above the keyboards, our minds blank with sorrow. Some of us, who were not inworld at the time, had trouble coming into secondlife, without a heavy feeling of shock and surrealism. We all lost that day.
The feelings we have are
grief. There is no way to remove the pain. The only solace is to
believe, in something, where all the
scales are righted and the sufferings are made good. Those of us who
believe in a religion, trust the promise that while this life on earth
is done, life
in the beyond has just begun. Those of us who follow more spiritual
beliefs, also trust that the soul moves on. That somehow they live,
just not here. No matter how or in what we believe, if we believe, we
need to believe that this life's tragedy had a purpose*
*As the editor of October Magazine, I wrote a small editorial for our readers expressing our condolences. I decided to post a part of that article on my blog.
Anyone notice that the reports say the shooter had an altercation with the principle and several members of the school staff just one day before he decided to do harm? I think that there is a message in there for us, to stop mouthing off and thinking that it is harmless. It's not. I have had, and heard several verbal fights, written and spoken, in SL, with all kinds of folks. And the thing is, we don't know who we are talking too....really. It's scary when you think about it. People are scary crazy... and you just never know what will set someone off. So, play nice. Don't malign anyone. Remember, words can be weapons, and can hurt just as deep. I get afraid of how easy it is to find someone, if you were really looking hard for them.... but now I am concerned about how easy it is to set someone off... they may not be able to find you, but they will find someone... like a rickashay bullet.
- I have many interests and hold many jobs in World. I am a model and I am one of the owners of one of the best and fastest growing modeling agencies in this virtual world. I am also a writer, and a blogger. I am the personal editor for October Magazine; a virtual mag. I am also one of the photographers and junior photo editor in training for October Studios,
I am a texture developer, builder and rebuilder: I rebuild heavily primed builds into a much less primed replica. You can find me in Happy Hippo a building school in*world.
*I am also a RL Psychology Counselor and I do have an office in SL where I provide Cyber Therapy. Please see my page link below for more information.