The Default Setting

This is Water

The capital-T Truth is about life BEFORE death. ~ David Foster Wallace, Commencement Address to Kenyon College, Class of 2005

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This is Water

I have spoken David Foster Wallace in this blog before. I absolutely love his work. His felicity with language, his ability to slide between formality and colloquialism, his earnest desire to examine himself and in so doing, life. He builds a compelling argument in his speech to the graduates that their education gives them the ability to change how they think about things, to move beyond the “default setting” of being self-centered. I find it a beautiful speech and I really want to share it.

My outfit has nothing whatsoever to do with the speech except the joy of this green matches my mood lately—spring is finally here. This joy comes courtesy of ValentinaEvangelista and her wonderfully homemade mesh dress with a bold polka dot print and contrasting belt. Valentina makes her own mesh and textures and has a unique look, which is funky, fun and sexy.

This is Water

Peachymuah of has released a new face. There is a combo of the sort of Japanese/anime glossy pouty lip and a smooth but complex skin with lovely made up eyes. The skins are made to be “younger” and so offer a smaller breast option, which I like knowing. I do hear lots of people ask for smaller breast options in skins (believe it or not). My ponytails are Queue Marlowe’s whimsical new fluffy curls, which I have been hopping all over SL wearing, loving how cute they are.

This is Water

If you’re automatically sure that you know what reality is, and you are operating on your default setting, then you, like me, probably won’t consider possibilities that aren’t annoying and miserable. But if you really learn how to pay attention, then you will know there are other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down.

Not that that mystical stuff is necessarily true. The only thing that’s capital-T True is that you get to decide how you’re gonna try to see it. ~ David Foster Wallace, Commencement Address to Kenyon College, Class of 2005

Hair: bea cayenne by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: Lily Olive bigger breasts by PeachieMuah for [Fresh Face] *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Blossom (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: :V.e. Berries Dress Lime by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at The Boutique*

Necklace: (Yummy) Fluorescent Lettuce Stone Necklace by Polyester Partridge for Yummy

Tote: !KKBB!! Deidre Shoulder Tote  – Green Flowers by Delia Linette for kisskissbangbang

Flats: MEOW – Hope Laced Flats by paperfairy for MEOW, available at The Chapter Four Event

Poses by Willa Whybrow for don’t freak out!

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