|The Melancholy Angel of Tempura (Lori Novo)|
A couple days back I logged into SL and decided to visit one of my old hangouts. I was feeling somewhat maudlin, and by accident chanced upon a scene straight out of some painting.
There she sat, an angel clad in a diaphanous gown, her ethereal wings flapping languidly in the slight breeze. and framed by the dainty pink flowers of the surrounding trees. The whole panorama literally made me catch my breath, and I had to take a pic of the beautiful Lori Novo after asking her permission.
The whole scene spoke of melancholy, of some sadness that was made even more stark by the beauty that emanated from it. And I must be more empathetic lately, because the next day Lori confirmed that she was in fact sad that night.
It's heartening to know that one can still be affected by the beauty of SL, even after more than a year of wallowing in its filth.