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Monday, December 22, 2008

CULTURE: Half Empty/Half Full- Prince Sonoda Reporting...


Birth, Life and Death of a relationship in Lindentime
 Nothing is ever the same in this vast world we live in. You may have heard about the fact that no two snowflakes are ever the same (Kudos to the guy or gal who checked them all out) however, the same stands for people as well. No matter how much we have in common, we are different in so many levels. That is a beautiful thing just like having the different seasons or colors. When it comes to relationships, you may have also heard that opposite attracts. That is also true on some level and without a compromising spirit to bridge the gap, that attraction could quickly fizzle. So you have met the perfect one...The one to deliver you from your eternal boredom and shower you with attention and love. What was it that made him or her stand out? Was it a smile? A zest for life? A caring attitude? Or the way that you were approached perhaps? It could be anything from your clothes not rezzing in a crowded sim to whatever burns you forever in someone's memory. Then the journey begins... A new day dawns... You have someone to share magenta sunsets with. The nights are no longer endless as you try to savor every last second together. Your AVies are officially welded together. Before long, you wonder if you should make it official...Usually her idea or perhaps his. since that will stop his friends from crossing his territory. A small parcel and a dream house later, you two are contemplating prim babies. At this point, it is still a smooth ride since the wounds from Cupid's arrow is still open. However, it won't take long for perception to start changing. Why is he still smiling at the other girls (Remember that was what attracted you to him in the first place)? Why is she still making small talk with my friends ( You used to love her openness and carefree spirit)? The BRBs that used to be normal now seem longer and more frequent. Are they really or is that your perception? Half empty or half full. The reasons behind everything starts being questioned. Why am I left here all alone tonight while she is tending to her RL? We have a prim baby to raise here. The linden grass has not been mowed in weeks. Soon enough, a high wave comes crashing down on this sandcastle that was so lovingly built on the beach. Is anyone at fault? Is there less love now than the beginning? Or did we reach the end of our journey? Was the love solely in finding out about this mystical person and what he or she is made of? When the search is over and all the answers are found, is there anything else left to explore? Just food for thought...When you first started SL, you remember how magical it seemed? Answer me this: Do you still log on with the same anticipation? Don't answer me. That was for you and you alone. I have been here for a while and I have seen much, taste much and definitely heard so much. I have tried to place band-aids on your sadness when you felt that you were left alone in this SLWORLD. I have tried to be open and listen to both sides. There has been bitter break-ups and careless words. In Love and War as they say... I want you to do something for me. Yes, you... If you broke up with someone here, no matter what the circumstances were...I want you to IM that person right now (Unless there is a restraining order). You don't have to type much. It could be a simple "Sorry I did not try harder to keep this afloat" or "I understand that it is forever over between us, however, I would like to keep you as a friend because you stood out enough for me to have wanted to be with you". Whatever your line is, make it better than your pick-up line. I guarantee you will feel free afterwards, no matter where the blame lies.
Is your glass half empty or half full?
Does it matter?
Drink up. We are amongst friends.
Prince Sonoda

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