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Defying Gravity — On The Occasion of My 3rd RezDay

[see hi-res enlargements of this photo on my flickr stream]

Today is my 3rd rezday, believe it or not. I can remember my SL birth like it was yesterday, yet it seems like I’ve been here forever. SL years are something like dog years, and I feel I’ve lived whole lifetimes in them — one of those mysteries of virtual living. I’ve explored beautiful places that have come and gone… I’ve created homes, and then had to pack them up and move on… I’ve loved and lost… more than once. I find myself once more with an open road in front of me, a blank page in the book. This year I look at it with a tinge of sadness for what is gone… but with hope, expectation, and confidence that something else wonderful lies ahead. Thank you, my friends, for enriching all my lives in ways you can’t even imagine.

I’ve had it in my mind to do this photo for some time now … and my rezday seemed the perfect occasion. I’ll give you fashion credits later in the week. The wonderful framed piece of sky and the “hope” chair are by the incomparable Lisp.

I’m going to close this post with the song lyrics that inspired it:

Defying Gravity

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It’s time to try
Defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I am defying gravity
And you wont bring me down!

I’m through accepting limits
”cause someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!
Too long I’ve been afraid of
Losing love I guess I’ve lost
Well, if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost!

I’d sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I’m defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
And never bring me down!


November 14, 2010 - Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion


  1. What a beautiful post!

    AND I want you to know that I clicked on your picture, way before I read who it belonged to *wink* and followed it ALL the way through many Flickr screens to see that big version. Some of us really DO like the details.

    I will be following you to three-dom in a month and a half and I agree with all your sentiments (except the lost loves one as I am a solo gal here). The years do speed by. Even the days seem like weeks. I looked at my picture folder for November this morning and was amazed at some of the photos there. Was it only two weeks ago I did that? Time really IS different here.

    Wishing you the very best rez day EVER!

    Comment by Chic Aeon | November 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thank you, Chic … and I think its lovely that you appreciate the details. {don’t tell anyone — but I’m just lazy} I’ll look forward to wishing you a happy day very soon — its people like you who have made this journey special 🙂

    Comment by Nissa Nightfire | November 14, 2010 | Reply

  3. I saw Wicked the second night after opening night in NYC in 2003. It was the best $100 I spent! Defying Gravity is so fitting for your third rez day.

    Comment by Epione Serendipity | November 16, 2010 | Reply

    • oh I’m jealous! I actually have not seen it yet … but the song made its way into my heart 🙂 Thanks, Epione~

      Comment by Nissa Nightfire | November 16, 2010 | Reply

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