The only real failure is the failure to try.

And the measurement of success is how we cope with disappointment, as we always must.

Can we be blamed for feeling that we are too old to change? Too scared of disappointment to start it all again?

We get up in the morning. We do our best. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing.

All we know about the future is that it will be different.

But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same.

So we must celebrate the changes.

It will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright — then it’s not the end.


— The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (John Madden, 2012)

Author: Camryn Darkstone

After more than two decades exploring 3D virtual worlds and their possibilities for relationship and self expression, Camryn Darkstone is leading a life of quiet contentment, building and landscaping for Littlefield Grid with occasional projects in Second Life. Camryn has been active in online communities since the early 1980s, and, under other names, has written extensively about the ways that people relate to one another on the internet. Since 2009 Camryn has enjoyed a loving, consensual D/s relationship as submissive to Walter Balazic in both the virtual world and the "real" world.

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