Why I relay . . .

Growing up, and into the early part of my adult life, I learned about cancer.  It was a “disease without a cure” that needed to be caught in the early stages for a person to have a chance at survival. It was something that held no bias on who it attacked and there were support groups and fundraisers to help raise awareness and help find a cure.  I would be saddened by the people going through, but it never truly affected me.

Until my grandmother was diagnosed and died in 2006. That’s when cancer became more real to me. It became a more real part of my life when, shortly after that, my mother was diagnosed with four different cancers.  All of them at Stage 4 and the doctor told us there was nothing to be done, but try the treatments and see.

Suddenly I was faced with the realization that this vibrant woman – who was so so full of life and into everything – was going to die.

For two years I watched this happen. I saw the good days, and the bad days. I saw her fight and win small victories, and I saw her loose. One of the most saddening things to me was seeing how people would treat her once they knew she had cancer.

Suddenly she wasn’t a person anymore, she was Cancer. People saw the disease instead of the person, but she was still a person. She still wanted to experience life as much as she could. She still wanted to be a part of things. My mother wasn’t Cancer, she was a person who happened to have cancer.

People who are diagnosed with cancer, or any condition, still want to be treated like people and experience life. They are not their circumstances.

Relay for Life is one of the largest fundraisers for the American Cancer Society to help raise funds and cancer awareness.  There are events all across the US that raise millions of dollars each year. The Fantasy Faire in Second Life is one of the largest virtual events, bringing people together to raise thousands of dollars for the cause. It is your chance to help bring about an end to cancer by supporting the event. Don’t have any money? It cost nothing to volunteer and spread the word.

It’s too late for my mom and my grandmother. My other grandmother is in her second year of battling cancer. This is why I relay. Maybe cancer is real in your life, maybe your heart goes out to those who are going, or have gone, through it.  Maybe you’re a survivor. Whatever the case may be, if we all come together and help, just a little bit, we can start to see an end to cancer.


Wearing:
Skin: :[The.Plastik]::– Koie Skin (Femme) :// RFL Hope – Fantasy Faire 2017 – Chaddul Ro Sim
Hair: Analog Dog  – merida  – Fantasy Faire 2017 – The Hill Sim
Accessories: *NAMINOKE* Rafflesia – Fantasy Faire 2017 – San Mora Sim

Pose: Artis – The shame stand posing prop @ The Pose Fair {Until April 29th}

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Making magic . . .

I’m making magic
just wait and see.
Open up to possibilities.

Maybe I’ll read your mind
Look at what I find,
everything’s there between the lines.

I’m making magic.
Come play with me
Be introduced to a new reality.


Outfit:
::Una :- Margo : Top Red/ Belt  @ The Gatcha Guardians

Hair: Exile::- Feels Like Tonight @ Collabor88

Scene:
::Una :- Dancing Lights Cards Blink
::Una :- Tarot Set (carpet, tarot box, table & Magic ball) RARE

The following are from :[The.Plastik]::- Wytchflame Gatcha @ The Epiphany – April
Moona Shelves & Decor RARE
Art Canvas Print:// Goddess
Ilume Lantern:// Red
Rholite Succulents (Good Witch)
Crystal Clutter (Exclusive)
Poe Candle:// Crow & Candle
Agate Casting Circle (Exclusive)

Pose: *Come Soon Poses* The Covenant (female pose)

Eye Candy . . .

Her hair was freshly done and the tailor had fitted the dress on her perfectly. Still, as she idly strolled through the store, she couldn’t help but feel that something was missing.

As she thought about the evening’s plans and the date she was to meet, something caught her attention. She paused and turned to find a shelf of colorful clutches sitting against the wall. They were delightful, like bits of candy.  That’s what she was missing.  A splash of color to complete the attire and provide a passive hint to her companion of the evening.

“Our divas are not just eye candy…” Joe Villa quotes


Wearing:
Dress: [Kenny Roland] IRIS Dress -Cream-  @ Tres Chic { Begins April 17th }
Hair: Exile:: – Class Act – All or Nothing

Pose: An Lar [poses] The Olivia Series @ Tres Chic { Begins April 17th }

Scene:
SEUL  – Fenti Store @ The Epiphany
[Ginger Line] Tailor Mannequin
HHC – The Dalton – Mesh Satchel Bag #1
{Indyra} Cerise bag: Nude

On a slow jam

….I’ve waited all night long just to dance with you
And when you touched my hand
I knew you were the man
To turn my world around
And make my dreams come true
The magic in your eyes, made me realize
That everything I feel, has got to be real
And we danced and fell in love
On a slow jam ….

Broderick ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )
Hair: Exile:: AJ
Glasses: [Steinwerk] – Alphabeat glasses
Shirt: [Deadwool] Hugo shirt – black
Pants: [Deadwool] The Dandy – formal trousers – black

Ryanna (That’s me!)
Dress: neve dress – tantric sparkle @ Black Fair 2017
Hair: *ARGRACE* AZAMI – Dark Browns
Accessories: GizzA – “Lisa” Choker
.::Nanika::. Rose tattoo

SET DESIGN:
MadPea King’s Egg – Gold @ Black Fair until April 21st
MadPea Queen’s Egg – Gold Gems @ Black Fair until April 21st
The Loft – Artisan Chair Oak 1
DaD DESIGN “Soho Console” c/m
DaD DESIGN “Soho wall Art” c/m
:[The.Plastik]:- Tritrunks Planter @ Collabor88 – April

Letters to Heaven . . .

Goodbye pain
I’ll wipe my face
I’ll smile now
‘Cause you’re in a better place.

And all those things I didn’t say
Will have to reach you another way.

I’ll send my letters to Heaven
To you, from me.
Reads: Missing you,
Signed, Lonely.
– original poetry


Wearing:

Top: ::Una :: – Mehra @ The Seasons Story { Opens April 7th }
Pants: Blueberry – Melanie – Sky

Pose: Le Poppycock *Stay Fly* Mens Only Hunt 9 Pose & Prop Gift

Scene:
-Garden- by anc Ltd.  “spray” wild flower{blue} h
Mushilu. – My Gears @ We ❤ RP

Travel Ready . . .

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world…

 Robert Louis Stevenson quotes

Where would you go if you could go anywhere? Would you take anyone with you? Any items, or would you leave everything behind?

Would you travel to a destination, or roam wild and free?

Where would you go if you could just . . .


Wearing:

Dress: Petite Mort – Donya Tunic Mini Dress (cherry) @ TTS Treasure Adventure {Starting April 1st}
Shoes: .:JUMO:. Tropical Sandal Gold
Hair: Analog Dog  – 42
Accessories: *LODE*  Hat – Lilou

Shot on location at : West of the Rain 

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