Things Fall Apart

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Serendipity is a familiar friend in my life.

I get very frustrated with the way things are going, and everything seems to fall apart.

And then serendipity shows up, and I find out that what’s coming next is even more amazing.

I’ve been struggling lately with various things, and found myself kind of stuck.

Today – serendipity. 😀

Things are falling into place and I couldn’t be happier.

After applying to blog for several events and hearing nothing (which is sometimes even more discouraging than an outright rejection), I found out that I’ve been accepted to blog for A Tattered Page!!!

Currently my favorite event on the grid (because books!), I’ve blogged about their other rounds before.

This time, I haven’t actually read the book they’ve chosen, so I also get to spend time doing one of my favorite things – reading. 😀

I haven’t had much time this week to spend in SL and I’m feeling very behind.

There are a ton of shopping events I want to go to (those L$ don’t spend themselves, you know!), and several places I want to go to visit so I can take pictures.

And thanks to another piece of serendipity (an unexpected windfall), I will be able to purchase both of the mesh heads I’ve been drooling over for months.

I did manage to sneak in a visit to the new Literature Alive! project mentioned by Inara Pey.

I love Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and have often had the pleasure of teaching it.

So when I read about a way to make my own virtual pilgrimage, I had to go.

It’s a marvelous introduction to Chaucer, complete with information about his life and times.

You travel to the Tabard Inn, where you are given notecards with information about Chaucer, Thomas Beckett, and medieval society.

Outside the Inn are 12 crosses, where you receive notecards with short synopses of 12 of the Tales.

Read the synopses, find the treasure chest near each cross, and then answer a question about each Tale to win a prize.

It was a lovely trip down memory lane for me, bringing back long-forgotten flashes of my college studies and reading pieces of the Tales in Middle English.

I also have many fond memories of students breaking out into genuine laughter while reading The Miller’s Tale.

I highly encourage you to make the pilgrimage yourself – you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

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Their next project is supposed to be The Fall of the House of Usher at the SL12B celebrations.

I will definitely be making time to go see that one – Poe is one of my all-time favorite authors.

When teaching Poe’s stories, Usher included, we would follow up our studies by watching the Vincent Price movies.

If you like Poe, old horror films, and Vincent Price, you can’t go wrong!

I also have copies of The Masque of the Red Death and The Pit and the Pendulum.

If you only know Vincent Price from his voiceover in Michael Jackson’s Thriller, watch these.

When I was younger, I watched him in The House of Wax.

To this day, wax statues give me the heebie-jeebies. :/

Enjoy your Friday and Happy Weekend, folks!

3 thoughts on “Things Fall Apart

    1. And yet another piece of serendipity – I realized today that I actually *have* read the book for this round before!! So I can enjoy it the second time ’round. 🙂

  1. I thought I was the only person in sl who became a Vincent Price Fan from The House of Wax!!!

    Your Serendipity brought back a lot of memories Kat. Chaucer, Poe – Price. Good memories. :^D

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