I said, “I want to visit a bright land next, a simple land.” Well, we don’t always get what we want, in the FaireLands, but we do receive the blessings that come to us.
And so, the next morning found me in Otherworld. I found myself on a beach, sand in my toes, but dressed so darkly, I wondered where my beloved FaireLands would lead me today.
The light was like a pink gloss over the landscape, and it reminded me, a little unnervingly, of the candy-floss tree in Tinkers Hollow….
Perhaps what I should have been afraid of were the glowing plants: were the carnivorous? Fae-nivorous? (Sorry: couldn’t be helped.)
I forged ahead, and found that day changed to night and back again so quickly in this place it might give one whiplash. Or, you know. Eye-lash. (Sorry, sorry!)
Speaking of glowing plants…. this tree gave me quite a turn, but that might have been only because I’d finally got used to the glowing grasses and mushrooms at my feet. I think it was some sort of fern? I never was much of a gardener, to tell you the truth, though I’m sure there is someone in this Realm whose job it is to catalogue every single species. Goddess preserve him!
But there were many more things to see in Otherworld. I stumbled across temples that would make anyone long to be reunited with the gods. I found conversation spaces, stone circles, things that might have been buildings or might have been grown from the landscape itself, caves.
In fact, there was so much to see, I found myself overwhelmed by it all. Where to go next? Someplace dark, for a little while, to keep my thoughts together. It may be that I’m still reeling from the changes in our Wylds, but I’m finding the sensual delights of the Faire somewhat of an assault this year. So much, so much, so much, so little. You know the saying. Time eats away at everything, doesn’t it?
And so I found myself in a cave, nice and dark, surrounded by the sound of a waterfall so reminiscent of our lost scrying pools. Here, I took a few deep breaths, thought for a moment, thought of why the Faire led me here today, thought of the winding paths, the crystal buildings, the enormous mushrooms that reminded me of a triumphant time in the Faire, was it a year ago? Two? Three? I cannot remember. A time when I slept in a trumpet mushroom, and then found a gardener to grow them for me in a bower now lost to space and time and dimension.
The universe holds such wonders. I suppose if one isn’t careful, one can miss things. Something could be right in front of you, or right behind you, and you, going through your little day, walking through your little dream, you miss it. You miss it because you didn’t turn, at exactly the right moment, to see the perfect sunset, for example.
But sometimes, you turn your head at the perfect time, and you may see a wonder. You may see a cavern of glowing mushrooms and a pedestal to enjoy them from. You may see creatures who make their own light.
I like that. Creatures who make their own light.
I shall find some creatures who make their own light. Or, perhaps, if I am very fortunate and the years bring me wisdom, I may become one.
Head: Catwa Jessica
Ears: Lumae, Leevi Long Ears
Skin: Lumae Eirtae Fantasy, Nightwish
Eyebrows: SimplyScha, Bushy Brows
Hair: Analog Dog (natch), Epsilon (Available at the Fantasy Faire!)
Circlet: Bliensen & Maitai, Farfalla Tiara (Available at the Fantasy Faire!)
Crown: Bliensen & Maitai, Soleil Crown
Dress: Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions, Dark Velvet Fairy in Purple (One of a kind auction item for the Fantasy Faire Silent Auction)
Shoes: Bliensen & Maitai, Dreki Anklet (Available at the Fantasy Faire!)
Yes, the Second Life Fantasy Faire officially closed last night! But the sims are still up and will be for a few days! If you haven’t been already, go check them out now!
Spiffy photos taken with the indispensible aid of my LumiPro. I never explore the Fairelands without it!