Each year it came to this. In amongst all of the hustle and bustle, the crowds and the adventure, this moment came.Was it coincidental that moments of reflection tended to come near the water? Be it rhythmic movement of waves gently lapping against the harbour wall, droplets of water arcing through the air from a fountain to meld with a pond, or the sudden welling of tears in her eyes.
This year, she did not want the tears. Even as she wiped them away from her eyes, a sardonic smile tugged at the corners of her mouth. “As if anyone wanted tears!” Like everyone drawn in to the Fairelands, she was captivated not only by the beautiful surroundings, as breathtaking as they were; nor by the vast array of goods on offer, as exquisite as they were. She was drawn by what it meant. By what a disparate group of individuals could achieve when they were working toward one goal.
This year I had an idea of the look I wanted to create for my ‘Why I Relay’ blogger challenge as soon as I saw the skin from Plastik. The more I thought about it however, the less I wanted to think about hope or a cure being something celestial, something otherworldly. In reality, hope can be something made of pain. Pain can inspire hope, calling it into being where there had been no need for it before. Pain can erode hope, wearing it away over time. The less that has to happen, the happier we all can be. Since writing for this challenge last year, there have been losses, there are also survivors. Cancer has taken my cousin, a wonderful woman who was a daughter, sister, aunt and mother. Relatives and friends have received diagnoses, treatment beginning, remission reached. I don’t want to write about a cure being something made of magic, from some distant galaxy. A cure is what we relay for, it’s why we do this. So research can continue. Real people, right here, working to find a way. The cure is getting closer. Until then, we will come together like this. After that – we’ll do it for the sheer love of each other, and all this love can achieve.
These pictures were taken in Dangarnon
one of the Faireland Sims
Skin : :[P]:- Constella Skin:// Lunale Relay for Life item
Beautiful starry galaxy skin, comes with every applier you could think of, eight eyebrow shapers, eyes, makeup options – as ever – wow.
Branches : Air Magnolia_Head Accessory_purple_CM – L$ 100 Relay for Life item
Lovely delicate branches, intricate beading, and softly glowing flowers.
Outfit : *LE* Xylia Onyx Pearl – L$ 250 Relay for Life item
Fantastic outfit, all sections can be worn separately, I love the contrast of bronze on white!
Nails : DP – Koffin Nails – Something Wicked L$ 200 Relay for Life item
Pretty pretty nails! HUD controlled, nine colour options. This purple to blue fade is my favourite.