Sunday, January 22, 2023

Happy Chinese New Year

The year of the rabbit will hopefully bring calmness and prosperity to us. It is said people born in the year of the rabbit are seen as caring, attentive to details, and likely to follow rules. They are also said to be successful in their careers and good at making friends. I hope you will make many new friends this year and maybe they will be born under the year of the rabbit, but either way, it is time to celebrate a new year. 

I visited this sim and store in Second life: Dysfunctionality [DDD] Est. 2006. 100% original mesh furnishings focus on low prim cost Home & Garden. This is also a nice place to take some pictures.

The "Lunar New Year" is also called Spring Festival in Asian Countries, which is celebrated with food, parades, and family get-togethers. It is packed with fun activities for the entire family.
If you can't get together with families in your country due to Covid Restrictions, you can come here to Second Life and find some of the destinations that celebrate this colorful holiday. I love this about second life because you can find just about any interest group here.

Gong Xi Fa Chai, wishing you prosperity and wealth.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Love is the flower you've got to let grow

 As the new gallery is coming about, I uploaded a bunch of my "Flower Art".

All the artwork is done by me and there is even a free gift for you as well.

Flowers are not just for Valentine's Day, but for all year round. It brings people smiles and hey most smell good too.
Being able to have flowers in Second Life any time I want to is such a joy. I am amazed by the creator who can duplicate these magical blooms and bring them here into this world.

Flowers for weddings, flowers for the dinner table, and even flowers for mourning are unthinkable to go without.
My father always planted flowers on the balcony and the colors were so beautiful.

Stop by and see the flower art. Each painting can be purchased as well. I had so many people ask me if they can buy my art and I never really wanted to just let go of them, but here they are ready for you to decorate your own Second Life House.
Flowers are like love, you have to let them grow. 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

The "new" Retreat Gallery

It is finally complete. The new gallery building and the landscaping are done. Just like in real life, we like to re-decorate our environment, so I wanted to make the changes to the building for some time.

We will soon have a grand opening and invite all of you to come and see it. Of course, you can come to it now and take a look. The Retreat is always open to everybody at any time.

In order to make it all work and blend together I also had to change the entry building for the Basement Club. I think it all looks good and in a few weeks, I will add some new artwork as well. Now if just real-life changes were as easy as in second life.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius.

How is my real life going? Well, I am still working on getting better healthwise. It takes some time to recover from almost death to being alive again, but I will do it. 
It has not stopped me from doing my set as a DJ at the Basement Club. Come and stop by sometime and listen in. We do have some great music here and the other DJs are just full of knowledge when it comes to music.

Changes allow us to remember we don’t know it all and we don’t have all the answers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

What is new for 2023?


I am rebuilding the Retreat Gallery with a new structure and takes a bit to make it all look great but stop by and see the progress. There was nothing wrong with the old building, it just had too many memories that I need to leave behind. This will be fresh and new.

There will be lots of space to sit and enjoy the landscape and meet up with your friends. I am also adding two rentals as well. 
Happy New Year and a Happy new beginning :)

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Home for the holidays

Being finally home and being able to sleep in my bed is a miracle.
My recovery will be an ongoing thing. Life has changed forever.

But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people; first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest -a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Only a life lived for others is worth living.

--Albert Einstein

May you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy Hanukkah...hug your loved ones...thank your friends and I see you in Second Life soon :)

Thursday, December 22, 2022

2 days before death and how Second Life helped me

The title sounds a bit crazy, but let me tell you it is the truth. 

I underwent a risky procedure to literally suck these clots out of my lungs and all that without any sedatives to put me out. This one I had to endure fully awake. It wasn't the most fun thing I have ever done. I think having my heart broken by an elf hurt more than this. I wish he knew that his voice would have made a BIG impact here. (But F U with your girlie panties and your no-good cheater old hag.) Some people are not worthwhile, you get yours.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.~ Albert Einstein

That evening I was relaxing in my most uncomfortable hospital bed listening to DJ Dandy streaming from the Basement Club some mellow music that aids in healing. I felt good and thought it was a nice gesture. You don't understand that the people in Second Life make a big difference even if we never met them, but they become friends and they help you and give you strength. Without Second Life I would have never had this, so I am lucky.

Things got worse and it is hard to even describe this, it is the horror that I wish upon nobody.
I get this phone call from my brother-in-law and he tells me my sister died. (She had been suffering for a long time). The time of her death was approximately the time I throw up blood during surgery as crazy as it sounds.

My task now was to notify her sons, and my brother in Germany and let them know since we do have a language barrier here. I am telling you unreal. My mother had died Christmas Day while I was in Germany and I questioned myself, why and how can this happen?

The nurses and doctors swung into action to hook up my phone as I cried my heart out and made that call.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Transfer to a new hospital

The doctors have decided that I need to be transferred to a new hospital that has specialists and equipment that can handle the massive demon inside of me.
No going home for Christmas. More blood is drawn out of my collapsed veins.
Tomorrow they have me scheduled for my CT scans and ultrasounds and then the Lung Doctor including the resident doctors will advise me on what can be done.