# 55 Precious

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

In Second Life many people choose to become parents. Parenthood is tricky – in any life, and the support of friends and family helps. My friend Jax has created a beautiful place for families to socialize together.
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Families in SL aren’t so different to families in RL. Two people fall in love, and one day their love is expressed by the creation of a child.

That child becomes their whole focus… They love each other still, but now they have this beautiful extension of their love that ‘needs’ them to care for it, love it, pay it attention.

Children teach us about selflessness, as we take on our role of Parenthood.

I created a place in SL called “Precious Families Island” as a celebration of the love couples share here in SL, and the families they create. It is a public place for them to visit, with their children, and spend quality time together.

The island has romantic nooks to explore, beaches to relax on, an area that a group of friends can sit around on pillows and chat, as well as a dance floor which we use to celebrate our Families every week with a weekly party.

I think Precious may be the only place in SL where families come to dance while their babies and children toddle around the dance floor, playing and interacting, among the grown-up’s legs.

A magical place, created to celebrate the dedication of SL parents to their children, to celebrate the love that grows as a family grows, to bring parents together with other parents within SL, and allow them to share their experiences, their knowledge and their stories.

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  A funny thing is that just like people everywhere – friends who have children make frequent hints and suggestions that Kohn and I should join in the joy and have our own child. It makes me smile and shake my head.
If you would like me to write more about the many ‘issues’ around couplehood and parenthood in Second Life TELL ME.
If you or your friends would like to visit  Precious Families Island…. just hit that link.
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Mem’s outfit:

outfit: OAKEN – Lauren Dress White/Mint, by Auston Harbour

shoes: JD – Boho Vintage Slink Brick, by Dave Freeman

glasses: ** DIRAM ** ARMELLE Diva Sunglasses – brown leather, by djod Karu

hair: ::Exile:: In The Shade, By Kavar Cleanslate

skin & makeup: *League* LeLutka Head Applier Luna – Pale, by Nena Janus

eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1, by JadenArt

Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, by Onyx LeShelle

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual and Feet Mid, by Siddean Munro