A Farewell To Art


Sigh. It was announced a few weeks ago. Another closing, another goodbye to SL. This time the IBM Exhibition Space sims closed. I’ve been to most of the exhibits there, truly fantastic works of art. The Search for the Sy, Rabbicorn and so many other great exhibits. I LOVE the Rabbicorn. But to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. I am grateful to IBM, to Tezcatlipoca Bisiani and PatriciaAnne Daviau for the art, the sandbox and the wonderful times. I met so many talented and helpful people at that sandbox. The art simply took my breath away. These sims and the opportunities they offered will be missed greatly.

But Tez and PatriciaAnne are not ones to pack their tents quietly and steal off into the night. Oh my no. *grin* When they have life transitions, EVERYONE gets to share. So there was a 12-hour farewell party yesterday. Great live music, great DJ’ing, fun chat, dancing. And yes – you KNOW it was a good party because we crashed that sim. HARD. VERY HARD. *grin* It took multiple logins and reboots to finally get all the way back to the party. Because the party, of course, didn’t stop for anything as minor as a sim crash.

I took many many photos, trying to save memories of all the cool builds that were there. Other folk were doing the same. So many people dropped by during the farewell. For me, one of the happiest parts was seeing all my SL friends who now spend a great deal of time in InWorldz. (/me waves hi again to Astra!) They came back to celebrate. For it WAS a celebration. Yes, there was sadness and regret, but there was so much joy and delight in recalling the good times, the successes, the people, and all the positives that flowed from these sims.

Thank you again, Tez, PA and IBM. It was a great run. You brought a lot of good and joy into the world. We will miss the sim, but the sparks you lit will burn forever.
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ahuva18

There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “A Farewell To Art”

  1. Thank you so much Ahuva for making this a special day! It was so good to see old and new faces and will miss them all!

  2. Wait, what, party? No one told me! I even asked if there was going to be one. Sniff.

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