#315-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Where is the love…?

Belt Up, Betty! Where is the love?
“Whatever happened to the values of humanity, Whatever happened to the fairness and equality, Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity, Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity”  The Black Eyed Peas

Musings:

The last few days have been horrid – doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in you can not have failed to notice the hate and discontentment going on.    I don’t know where this all stems from – all this hate.  I suspect that social media has a lot to answer for – we’re all easily enraged by something we’ve read or seen – we’re all reactive (I’m as guilty as the next person!).  But where does it lead us ?  What does it achieve?

It’s not only in the US, on the other side on the pond, us Brits recently went through the same thing when we had to vote in or out of the European Union (aka Brexit).  It felt so different to voting for government or a member of parliament in every way possible.   Brexit was different, everyone felt differently.   Conversations in the workplace turned nasty, conversations around the dinner table got out of control and even families felt the pressure.    My father always told me – “Never discuss politics or religion, Rachel  as everyone has a right to an opinion and whilst healthy debate is of course encouraged, you need to respect the other persons view”.   So during this difficult time in GB, when asked which way I voted or my thoughts I just gave the same generic answer “It’s not something I want to discuss, it’s personal”.   To this day, I don’t know which way my family voted, my close friends, my work colleagues because, basically, it’s none of my business.    However, when the subject has come up in conversation, I’ve been respectful and listened to their views because, at the end of the day, they have a right to their opinion.   I choose not to share mine in such circumstances – my choice.

I guess the moral of this story is the word ‘Respect’ – we need to do more of it, we need to embrace it, we need to acknowledge it and we need to accept that we’re all different.  Turning against each other isn’t the answer- we all need each other and it’s about moving forward.  Hard as it is, those are the next steps.  #whereisthelove

The Particulars:

#133-“BELT UP, BETTY!”: Drop In The Ocean…

Belt Up, Betty! Drop In The Ocean

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.  Mother Teresa”

# 94 – “Belt Up, Betty!”: Frost…

|| Gizza

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost” J.R.R.Tolkien

  • ||  Skin:  THESKINSHOP ‘Pixie’ – || The Shops
  • ||  Hair:  *Dura-Boys&Girls*46 – || Dura
  • ||  Jacket:  *NEW* Leather Jacket with scarf from GIZZA – || Gizza
  • ||  Skirt:  *NEW*  Preppy Skirt from GIZZA – || Gizza
  • ||  Tights:  LIA socks from MIEL – ||| Miel
  • ||  Boots:  Wendy Boots from Fri-Day – || Fri. Day
  • ||  Glove:  from The Secret Store  – || The Secret Store

 

# 81 – “Belt Up, Betty!”: Shudder..

|| The Instruments

“It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more” Bela Lugosi

  • ||  OUTFIT – Wicca’s Wardrobe  Arachne  NEW @ “The Instruments”
|| The Instruments

|| The Instruments

# 23 – “Belt Up, Betty!” Spaced Out.

||  Shey

“Science fiction is filled with Martians and space travel to other planets, and things like that”  Margaret Atwood.

  • || Skin:   Al Vulo Celestial* china  *NEW* @ The Dressing Room – || The Dressing Room
  • ||  Hair:   *Dura-Girl*48(Irish Coffee) – || Dura
  • || Dress:  Oxana Mini Dress *NEW* @ SHEY  – || Shey
  • || Boots:  OverKnee Boots KIM – Redgrave – || Redgrave
  • || Bracelets:  Cute Poison – Celestial Bracelet

 

 

 

# 19 – “Belt Up, Betty!”: Sisters.

||  Sisters“In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chip” – Anon

Tempest (L):

  • || Skin:  DeeTaleZ Skins Jarla MixedType *NEW* @ Skin Fair – || SkinFair
  • || Hair:  *Dura-Girl*50 *NEW* – || Dura
  • || Dress: Cappuccino Dress *NEW* @ Overhigh – || Overhigh
  • || Shoes:  _CandyDoll_ Newell Heels Brown   (for Skin High Feet) – || CandyDoll
  • || Bracelets:  – Izzie’s – Belt Bracelet (l) gold buckle – || Izzies   and  EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles – Brass/Carnelian – || Earthstone

Tess (R):

  • ||  Skin:  (red) Mint Sugar No. 14 Ivy *NEW* @ Skin Fair – || SkinFair
  • ||  Hair:  [INK] APPYO in brown – || Ink
  • ||  Dress:  Dress- *Asteria Creations* Nisa *NEW* @ Cosmopolitan Sales Room – || CSR
  • || Shoes – *CASHMERE* Cassidy Heels in black – 21ShoeEvent

# 17 – “Belt Up, Betty!”: Spring Time

|| Spring F[[ Masoom ]] @ SPRING WISHES FAIR – 15th to 30th March 2014

|| SPRING WISHES MARKET

  • ||  Poses – GATCHA *NEW* @ Spring Wishes Market from [[ Masoom ]]  Rare 1 & Rare 4 show above.
  • ||  Dress – [[ Masoom]] Hot Spring dress *NEW* @ Spring Wishes Market
  • || Skin – [theSkinnery] Quiana – Bare face(honey) *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2014 – || SkinFair 2014
  • || Hair -*Dura-Girl*50 Light 7 – || Dura