Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lonely in Second Life

“When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.”   ― Fiona Apple

Being lonely in SL, is that even possible, I hear you ask.  It most definitely is.  I would even go as far as to say that at one time or another we have all suffered from a bout of loneliness in SL, some of us more than others. We all get lonely at times. It doesn't mean there is anything wrong with us.
Most of us need someone to validate our existence, but at what cost?  Sometimes we end up doing things that aren’t true to ourselves, and what for, a bit of fleeting attention, only to be left hollower than we were before, and with an actual physical pain.  It's an ache in your chest, a heaviness that you can't shake, a longing that only the connection to another person can soothe.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sweethearts Jazz Club Love Stories

Sweethearts Jazz Club is all about romance and friendship and the owners of Sweethearts, Shannon and Blake, epitomise what their venues represent in Second Life.  Although they did not meet in SL they have grown as a couple because of SL.  This was made most evident at their marriage vow renewal ceremony a year or so ago.

Blake said:  “I've never had a moment's doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.” By Ian McEwan from Atonement.  I believe this quote encompasses all that Blake went to great lengths to share with us about how he feels for Shannon.  Those of us present at the ceremony were left in no doubt that he truly loves his beloved Shannon.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dance and Love a match made in heaven

Sweethearts Jazz Club is all about romance, it is the very essence of who we are.  It is our mission in Second Life to facilitate romance, friendship and if we have anything to do with it, helping our friends in the pursuit of love itself.

Socialising is one of the main features of Second Life and our venues provide an elegant setting to do exactly that, socialise….

We know it can be somewhat daunting though, this socialising business in SL.  The hanging around waiting for someone to speak to you, can be tiresome and makes you feel a bit like a cow at a cattle market.  But when someone eventually chat’s to you and then asks you to dance, it makes it all worthwhile.  Obviously you won’t make a significant connection with everyone you dance with, but when you do there is nothing more gratifying.