Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Edge of the Ocean
First off this blog has always been my diary so to speak. I talk about my SL experiences, fashion I think is cute and people or places along the way. It's not perfect...I know. I have grammatical errors and run on sentences and perhaps sometimes I ramble on a bit too much. The point is this is MY blog and I will not stop writing because it makes me HAPPY. :D with that said let's get on to today's post.
Frankie Palliard has been my best friend in SL/RL for almost three years. We meet in 2007 and clicked instantly. Frankie has always been that inspiration in my SL. That guiding force pushing me to branch out further by always providing encouragement and unconditional support. We had some tough moments too. (It wasn't always rainbows and kittens.) Yet something always pulled me back to him. His friendship never faltered.
This summer I took some time away from SL to get my RL in order and put some things in perspective. During that time Frankie was there emailing me and making time to talk via messenger. (My internet usage was very limited). He proved that our friendship went beyond this Virtual World into the Real one when he made the trip from Italy to America and came to stay with me for a bit. I finally got to meet the real person behind that avatar and it was wonderful. We had some real adventures, explored my hometown, traveled to San Antonio to see the Alamo, and even went to Houston to see the Space Center. (I live in Texas in case you didn't figure that out.) One afternoon while we were having lunch in a cafe, and sitting across from one another, he got this look on his face and asked "Do you want to be my partner again?" My response "only if you get me a baby unicorn" :) As his departure date approached We found ourselves growing a little sad because we started to realize we were going to be away from one another and we would miss one each other intensely. I'm not gonna lie, I cried like a baby when he left and went back home. If I could have fit inside his suitcase and gone back to Italy with him....I would have done it.
At the risk of sounding like Star Jones, I'll try to keep this short. I will tell you that last Sunday we had our SL Wedding, (yes we did it again.) It was at Tropical Weddings where Rick Wake performed the service. (he did our first wedding.) It wasn't a perfect, but I laughed so much and had a blast. I was happy that some friends showed up and were witnesses. I know people have busy SL lives and it meant a lot they took time to share this with us. I will never forget it.
Frankie and I also defined our Real Life relationship and had "The Talk". He is now a big part of my RL and I love him very much. I'm counting down the days until I get to make my trek to his part of the world and spend more time with him.
There's a place I dream about
Where the sun never goes out.
And the sky is deep and blue.
Won't you take me there with you.
Ohhh, we can begin again.
Shed our skin, let the sun shine in.
At the edge of the ocean
We can start over again.
Edge of the Ocean