“Zwischen Nacht und Nirgendwo”
“Between Night and Nowhere”
This phrase came from a fever dream Natascha had, while being quite ill and when she told me about it, all the lights of inspiration went blinking off in my head. I found the phrase intriguing, compelling and more than that, I found it challenging as well as inspiring.
After she described the whole dream, seeing her father again, asking him questions, in a garden of her childhood, I was inspired to write this poem for her…but not until, I too had an image to join with hers, one of my country, Costa Rica, in the time of burning off the cane. I saw in my mind, that we were riding through a smokey, hazy rural landscape, that is very representative of my Costa Rica, in the month of March; the heat of the burning fields was in harmony with her burning fever. You can read the poem here, from my original blog post about just the poem I posted in March. From Nat’s dream, it became this poem, and like magic, my 15th world on Kitely – Virtual Worlds on Demand was born!
I invite you to listen to the poem recited to some slow roadster traveling Blues:)
Between The Night and Nowhere by Karima
If you follow the instructions on the notecard, inworld, you should hear this playing on your media stream, when you set off to tour.
I had to stop myself from taking too many pictures:) On the one hand I don’t want to spoil anything for those Hyper-gridders, who actually make it to this world, but on the other hand, I know many of you might not come, because you have yet to experience the wonders of Opensim and the Hypergrid that connects us all. Let this world then, be your introduction!
The NPC chauffeur is mild-mannerd, mostly competent and keeps his eyes on the road!
The main hacienda house and courtyard passes by…
Up and up we go…..
When the chauffeur drops you off, you are encouraged to see the rest of the build on horseback. You can copy and ride one and take it with you. Once again, I applaud the act of sharing that we find in Opensim. What was shared with me, I will share with you…
If you keep following the road and signs you will discover both Nat’s dream build and mine right after. Both are very different and yet, they combine and harmonize at the summit of between the night and nowhere.
I want to thank Dale Innis, once again, for being such an excellent virtual building partner and scripter, and to get our roadster to actually climb up and down instead of horizontally or vertically plowing through the mountain pass or taking us upside down and underground like it wanted to do at first…see photo:
I want to thank all the world builders on the Hypergrid, who make such amazing stuff and allow us scavengers to pick and choose and take home with us in our suitcases, so many wonderful treasures to be recycled again and again in creative ways.
Last and most importantly, I want to thank my film partner and creative twin, Natascha Randt, for having such a cool and amazing dream. This is a real first for me…that someone else’s dream, could inspire me to go crazy and create a world where it could be showcased. Nat did a really incredible job, building and bringing this dream and installation alive. I just swirled a world around it and made a way to get to it…:) In the end…the two of us built our fantasies, Zwischen Nacht und Nirgendwo.
Come experience it for yourselves. Here is the world page from Kitely, which will tell you how to get there and what to do, when you arrive:)
I hope those who have seen it, will make a few short comments here, on my blog, of your impressions.
If you would enjoy a guided tour (with me or with Nat) just contact us and let us know:)