FOCUS Magazine – From the Editor, June 2019 Issue

Letter from the Editor

June is a great month. For most of us in the northern hemisphere, it means school is out, the days are long and the weather is warm. The name comes from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage and fertility. That may be why June became a favorite month for weddings. In much of the southern hemisphere, it’s time for open fires, warm cuddles and bingeing on Netflix!

As I write this, there is a new moon in the night’s sky — that sliver of promise that the full moon will reliably appear again soon. There is a feeling of wonder, of safety in certainty, but also an underlying uneasiness about how much we don’t know and may never understand about the moon. Or life for that matter.

CybeleMoon’s photography evokes a similar feeling. Her photography is undeniably beautiful, but beneath the surface, if you dare to look, we are given a foreboding invitation to look through a keyhole into her dreams. If we let ourselves be hypnotized by her details, we experience the surreal, the possible, the impossible. Through her jewel-toned hues, we can hear the ringing of love’s distant echoes, but she also reaffirms the serenity of our own heart’s abiding hope. If you can, please stop by the gallery.

We are also featuring DJ Avalon Boa – a good friend to TSFTG and our usual DJ at events. Even more than the artists, or the curators of the gallery and magazine, everyone knows her name and hears her voice as the gallery’s welcomer. In this issue, we learn a bit more about her and her busy SL. Please enjoy this issue!

Angela Thespian