Last night my friend Bon dropped a landmark on me for the Error sim. I've heard a lot about it but hadn't yet made the trip out to visit. Bon is really good about dropping LMs on me to new places, since I really do like to explore, but don't often know where to go once I get the time to do it.
Error is unlike any sim I've seen before yet in SL. It is stark, but beautiful. I didn't get a chance to explore the entire thing, but I do plan on going back.
It's amazing what you can do with windlight & a little photoshopping. So while I show you these neat pictures I caught out there, I'll talk a little about something that's been on my mind. If you don't want to read, you can just look at the pics. I don't mind. :)
Last night I was chatting with someone, and he mentioned that sometimes when he's in SL, he just goes off somewhere alone to just sit and think or listen to music or stand around. And I started thinking that rarely am I alone anymore in SL. For months, I was. I wanted to be. I would sit up in my home on the island and just be alone. At least, I thought I wanted to be alone. I set up my little world and I blogged my random things and I played with windlight and I just stayed there.
But the thing is...I'm happier in SL when I have more than just the sky to play with.
No, I'm not alone often these days. I go and sit and watch my builder friends work while I pay attention [sometimes] or I blog or do photos while they do their thing. I invite people to my home [or they invite themselves, which makes me laugh, but I never mind it]. I drag people out to shop with me, or they drag me with them. And on the rare occasions that I am alone, I have my group of fabulous friends right there in the window, ready to chat at a moment's notice.
After so many months of being alone, and now rarely being by myself, shouldn't I crave it more? In my physical world, I relish my alone time. I look for any brief moment when I can be by myself, think about things, and just breathe. I have to wonder if I'm not allowing myself much alone time in SL lately because I don't want to think too much. I keep going and going, moving, laughing, running, dancing, just to not let my mind wander to things that I've already thought too much about in the past.
Or maybe I just enjoy my friends for being who they are, my strength and my inspirations, and I don't feel the need to be left alone when I could be with them.
That concludes my thoughts for today. :)
Oh, but while at Error, this guy landed near me. We said hello and talked about how nice the sim was for about a minute, and then he wished me a good day and left. I thought his avatar was awesome for Error. I didn't get his permission to take his picture, and I don't remember his name, but he has a store where he sells steampunk and post-apocalyptic items. Hopefully he won't mind that I took his picture.