True Love in Littlefield Grid

Today we are celebrating the 9th Anniversary of Littlefield Grid! As I contemplate what I will say at the celebration in a few hours, I came across my remarks from last year.

So, here are my remarks from the 8th Anniversary, April 2021:

A few years ago I wrote a short essay about Love. I said,

We talk about Love a lot. I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing that Love is responsible for the vast majority of words ever written by the human race, in the form of poems, plays, scripts, letters, stories, social media, emails, blogs, chats, song lyrics and more.

Yes, there are many words about Love. But no matter how eloquent those words may be, no matter how inspiring, tender, uplifting, intimate or cherished, one truth remains:

Love is NOT a word.

If you want to know Love, don’t look to what someone says. Look to what they do. Anyone can say, “I love you,” but the only way you will know whether or not it’s true is by their actions. Love is proved in deeds. Not words.

Love is figuring out ingenious and amusing scripts, just so that other people can have fun here.

Love is outfitting this virtual world with the best possible technology, just so that other people can have a home here.

Love is spending countless hours bending technology to one’s will, just so that other people can enjoy this virtual world.

Love is taking the time to make tons of great content and then giving it away for free, just so that other people can build their dreams here.

Love can be as simple as a smile, or a kind word to a newcomer.

There are many other examples but I think you have the idea.

Love is not a word. Love is an action.

I am blessed to have a lot of love in my life. And for the past 8 years, I have seen a whole lot of love here in Littlefield Grid. Thank you to the grid admins for their loving care of my virtual home, and thank you to every Littlefield resident for all the love and energy you bring to our world!

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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