Eight years ago today, this fledgling Canary took her first flight into a sometimes winding, often perilous, and always astonishing virtual world called Second Life.
To say I couldn’t even imagine what I’d find there is the understatement of the decade.
Eight years! I can scarcely believe it. In that time I’ve done a lot of things I’m proud of, but what is unlikely to show up on any list of accomplishments is what we – from furry to fashionista – cherish most in Second Life: our ability to express ourselves through creativity, art, and words; and the magical sense of personal freedom this expression allows.
Which is why I couldn’t be more happy to be featured as one of four voices of Second Life, in Linden Lab’s new promotional videos they just released yesterday (my words are bolded below):
Second Life is an endless garden of creativity,
We are walking into a work of art created by the people who live there,
We have the ability to communicate in a way that is very liberating,
There’s a freedom comes from being in the virtual world.
To have the opportunity to speak for hundreds of thousands about their love for an experience that has no doubt changed their lives for the better, I can only say: Thank you, Linden Lab, for this world, for the canvas we use to express ourselves, for the friends we have made, for the last 8 years I’ve treasured, for the freedom we have, and for giving me this wonderful rez day gift 😉