I thought it might be fun to do a weekly blog about SL V RL. I dunno , lets see how it goes! This train of thought begun while I was taking the photo above – arranging Player and I, choosing clothes, getting the lighting just right etc etc, then editing it a little to make it look all “glowy and pretty” – not the best photo I’ve ever taken for sure. We appear to be all relaxed and just enjoying some Sunday time together to all intents & purposes – right? The reality is far from the image though. Player had a toothache that was bothering him, and had broken his glasses. I had the weekend from hell, working and taking naps when I could between appointments. We were both SO tired (and a little grumpy with each other). Yet we show these images, is it a buffer from reality? Do others see our images and think “oh they look so happy in their SL”, perhaps they are just noticing how my foot is embedded in the seat and thinking “she could’ve at least adjusted her pose” – who knows.
For me Second Life is an escape from my actual life. 15 years of escaping or relaxing to another place where there are no family feuds, no wars, bloated stomach days, financial worries (hello pandemic!) I can always find a perfect beach to sit on, there is no pollution in the water or dogs poo to worry about stepping in. My main thoughts today are “you never know what someone is going through in their real life”, their SL presents a pretty photo to share , it might not be that the other side of the SL lens. Bear it mind , try to be positive in your interactions with others.
Happy Monday ❤