Today I went with Mel to an exhibit called Dreams. It is by Photos Nikolaidis and is truly something to experience for yourself. Each image has a dream of the subject on the side, the pictures are anonymous and moved me to tears. There is so much about this exhibit that is powerful, from the idea itself, to the trust and honesty of the people that contributed to it, sharing their innermost thoughts and deepest feelings with those of us lucky to go there.
I wanted to hug them all, sit them down and spend time with every single person. Some of them were my own dreams, which I knew I was not alone in, but one specific one was actually my funny genie lamp wish. You know how you all come up with things that would be your wishes if you ever did get that opportunity with magic. I would love to see this become an interactive exhibit, possibly on flickr or a website, somewhere we could respond, somewhere I could empty the thoughts in my head that I found myself wanting to yell out into the air at the event, just in case one of the people in the pictures could hear me. I had a deep reaction to every single one, more in some cases than others, and I cannot imagine anyone that visits not feeling that way.
I was considering responding to them all here, on my blog, writing what I would say to each in order, but I realised that that would ruin the experience for others, but the one thing that I do have to say, and that is because it is appropriate for all, is…
Thank you for what you have shared with me and others, what you have done is making a difference, it does reach the world, and it will make a difference to not only one person but I am sure many. You all show incredible strength, passion and love, you may not have everything you wish you did right now, but you deserve to, and that in itself is something to be proud of.
This is why I love Second Life so much, why this world we have all had a part in creating, whether with actual content, or just sharing our hopes, dreams and compassion is something truly amazing. Thank you Photos for sharing your friends and their dreams with everyone. I hope everyone will take the time to visit, I am not sure how long it will be up for, but take everyone you know, and go more than once, it is definitely something not to miss.
I was planning on doing a bigger post on the fashion, but changed my mind after Dreams. The dress I am wearing though is a new item from L’APH and so beautiful in the detail and overall design, the collar and cuffs really make it a stand out creation, and the cleavage attention is not bad either, standard sizing and beautiful colours.
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Poses by : Ploom Poses
Ellis – LeLutka
Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka
Betty – Belleza
Belle, Bonjour, Cachet – LeLutka
Eva Dress – L’APH
Petal Sandals – Celoe
Pearl Earrings – Yummy @ Collabor88/September
Classic Nails – Izzies