Listen to Your Heart

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. 
So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise, you'll never understand what it's saying.”
― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

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Credits
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful ●Sponsors for their kind support!


My Vanity Hair Inventory ● Designer Tabata Jewell

Thought Addiction

“We are addicted to our thoughts. 
We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”
― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

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Credits
(NEW) Sintiklia - Hair Luna (Details) @ Collabor88 (Ends May 6)
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful ●Sponsors for their kind support!

My Sintiklia's Inventory ● Designer Sintikliasim
My LODE Inventory ● Designer Chirzaka Vlodovic

Coming Forth Into The Light


I was born the day
I thought:
What is?
What was?
And
What if?

I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.

I really came into being
The day I no longer cared about
What the world thought of me,
Only on my thoughts for
Changing the world.
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Credits
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful ●Sponsors for their kind support!

Yellows & Gold 🌼 Orange & Browns

Exploring Second Life


Welcome
to


Sim Description:
Last Updated | 9 April 2021

Welcome at Love Valley, a love with over 40 unique cuddle 
places and things to do, and more to come. Here some
landmarks, but certain not all. So walk around to discover
more and new places. Enjoy your stay and stay updated
for more to come by joining our Love Valley group


Latest News ❤ If Love valley at ground level is too laggy for you
Join the group, because soon we will have lag-free spots 
Private and sim wide for you to enjoy in the sky! If that's not
enough, get married at Love Valley (Soon to be expected)


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Sad April

Hello Beautiful World!

The month of April is always a very hard month for me since my mother passed away.
This year it will be four years on April 10 since she's been gone and it still feels like it was 
just yesterday. I get very sad through the whole month and even more around the date.

However, now I am also having to deal with our kitty Cosette's health. 
She was diagnosed with cancer already spread and too late to do anything to save her.
She was given approximately two more months to live back on March 23th.

My Cosette has lost her voice and I can no longer hear her beautiful meows.
We are giving her pain medication to help her out but that's about all we can do for her at
this point. 

We have had Cosette for almost nine years now since she was a kitten.
We love her not as a pet, but as our baby girl so you can just imagine how heartbroken we are.
It breaks my heart to see her condition now but every morning I gather my strength to go
see her and open all the curtains so she can look outside, which is something she loves.
I sing to her and talk to her.

I have accepted that soon she will be gone and even though it is so hard to let go,
I think I have prepared myself for that day. Yes, I know it'll be sad and I won't be ok for
a while, but I love her enough to not let her suffer anymore.

For now, she still seems to not be ready yet to leave us.
However, the way I see her I have a feeling that the time for her to rest will be very soon. :( 


What is happening to my Cosette reminded me of the time my aunt got very sick
and soon after she passed away. You can read about it HERE.

I still remember the sadness and desperation in her children's eyes 
knowing they were losing their mother and there was nothing they could do. Heartbreaking.

My mother's passing was very sudden and unexpected.
One day she was fine, out eating and shopping with a friend. The next morning she was gone.

I don't know which is harder...
Either to know that you are losing your loved one and have the chance to tell them so many
things that are in your heart and say goodbye and receive their blessing, but at the cost of watching
them suffer. Or to lose your loved one suddenly without a chance to tell them anything or hear their
voice in the last goodbye. Both have to be equally hard. I already experienced the sudden loss of my mother. 
Now, I am experiencing a slow loss with my kitty.

As for my baby Cosette, I have accepted that I'll be losing her soon so I am giving her all
the love that I can and as my Steppenwolf says to me all the time, "Enjoy your time with her
while she still here." and that is what I been trying to do every day, cherishing every minute I still
get to have her with me. But losing her will be hard, so hard, The decision to let her go 
I fear will come very soon.

Thanks For Reading!
Much love,
Lori Novo


Credits
Model & Photographer Lori Novo
Thanks to my wonderful ●Sponsors for their kind support!

My Location
Beautiful, eclectic gallery hosting art exhibits by deaf and/or disabled artists. 
Exhibits change quarterly.  Artists can be contacted privately for sale of their works.  
Cape Able is a non-profit, Virtual Ability Inc. owned sim. 

Pandasia Mystic

Hello Beautiful World!
Happy Easter to you all.
This is dedicated to my kitty, Cosette.
And to my children, Steppenwolf, and George, my other kitties, and to my mother. 


Last night while checking my blog's drafts I came upon these pictures that I took a while back.
It was during a time when I was seriously considering becoming more of an explorer blogger
rather than a fashion one. I still many times wish I could do this but my computer is old
and more than enjoying my visits to beautiful sims, it mostly becomes a frustrating experience
with the lag and all.

Anyways
Welcome 
to
Description: Mystic with a Zen atmosphere for nature lovers, relaxing and taking photos
or taking a boat trip. The sim is fully open including the beachside house. Good visit!


This is a beautiful sim and home to the many pandas that you will find roaming around.
I decided to use my own Windlight Setting to give it a soft and magical atmosphere for
my experience. 


 

I began my journey by taking a canoe ride. What a beautiful peaceful feeling!
And while our canoe continues on the clear waters under the warm rays of sunshine,
allow me to share what is happening at this very moment
outside my window as I write these lines for you...


I hear the birds singing and their singing sound so joyous that it feels my heart with gladness.
I hear children laughing just across from my home in the park. It is Sunday Easter, a special 
day, a day of resurrection. 

What does this mean?
For me, it means that there is always life, hope, and new beginnings after the storm...


In the spring
let me rise higher and higher.
For my troubles won't last a lifetime.
Let me reach the clouds.
Where I will sit and feel the calmness
and be thankful for all I got.


And I will be set free
from all that has imprisoned me...


Today,
I remember my mother, I remember her beautiful smile.
I remember her laughter and the brightness in her eyes.
She loved Easter, but then again, she loved every holiday.


Today,
I remember when my children were small.
I remember their little laughter as they searched for hidden Easter eggs full of colorful confetti.
"Look mommy, I found one!"
or the treasures that were hidden in some of them, 
maybe a chocolate candy, or a silver coin.
Maybe a little note that said...
"Mommy loves you with all her heart."


And as our music continues to play
I continue to hear outside the birds, the wind, and the children's laughter
What a beautiful symphony of life!


It is life's beautiful way of telling us.
Cry if you must, but believe that the sun will continue to shine
And the birds will sing for you,
And the ocean waves will never
cease to visit you at the seashore, every day, every day.


That life is beautiful and that we are blessed with so many gifts.
The love and the kindness from the people in our lives.
That we are not alone.
There is always someone there to hold our hand
to help us up when you have fallen down.
And there is always loving eyes up in heaven
looking down at you and me.
So we are never alone.


And with this dear friends, I say goodbye for now.
May your day continues to be precious...
Now, go outside and make those memories
that will last a lifetime.

Much love,
Lori Novo