Must not forget to say a thousand and more thank you’s for all that post cards, envelopes, letters, vinyl, drawings, and other sentiments and sweet thoughts which awaited me upon my return from Jamaica.
Really needed the affection & inspiration as I received some extremely saddening and frustrating news upon my return.
Really need to catch a break here but with exceptional friends like you, I’ll keep on putting on my big boy pants and trying to rise to each challenge the world throws at me.
While in Little Bay Jamaica, I (daveo) deal with the blues despite being in an beautiful location, drinking fresh coconuts, merenge tea, and trying to heal and stay positive in light of this illness while sitting in front of a splendid backdrop of the Caribbean Sea and encouraging myself to stay positive despite the challenges.
For several months after becoming ill, I nary posted a word,… but I’m a natural sharer and storyteller and now feel more inclined to publish my “notes to self” videos and other ephemeral objects which document my internal struggle, growth, healing, etc.
My question to you is: How much is too much documentation?
I don’t seek sympathy, miracle cures, get-togethers etc., just sharing for my own benefit & posterity. Maybe you’ll send me a postcard.
Thoughts about me & my artifact publishing? Too much sickDave? Or are you on the Davetrain?
From a hammock steps from the Caribbean Sea, fresh water spring and the Legend Villa, I (daveo) discuss: observing construction of a traditional style cabin called Nesta while recovering from a Vespa accident which occurred just before the trip.
Plus: exploring Jamaican roots and bush culture and healing teas (including strongback, nuni, merenge and others); going to soccer/football matches to see friend O’Shane play and observing Jamaican supporter culture (they are consistently critical and all think they could do better); and, previewing a staff appreciation party to give thanks to the Little Bay crew.
After being ill with a variety of syndromes for about 5 months, I (Dave) finally check in with my pals to explain whats going on with me. In the heartfelt dispatch — shot at my West End Vancouver healing pod in front of my beloved bookcase — I express gratitude for all the cards and letters plus show the gratitude scrapbook journal which holds the treasures.
Then i a show an infographic illustration of my various ailments (Central Sensitivity Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome etc.), and send out a request for postcards and vinyl albums.
Soon after a sudden onset of illness leading to a hospital stay and a mortality shock, I (daveo) send a message of hope, affection and greetings to my co-workers and colleagues. I try to explain what happened to me (gastro enteritis problems and shock).
I express gratitude for the treats, care packages, videos and other kindnesses and support sent my way and express my desire to be back soon inventing the future. And how i’m struggling with the blues and going through various treatments and emotional drained from the whole struggling experience.