My foot is mighty swollen and red from a mysterious bite. Today I am bedridden, with layers of towels elevating my oozing foot, to calm down the blistering center of the bite. I have extra time to write and enjoy the riddles of the world wide web before it is taken away from me when I leave to El Nance, a community with little electricity and less internet. In fact, there is no internet at all. I will have to travel by bus to a town called Olanchito to make international calls and check my email.
This is alright. I don’t mind unplugging from the web plugs that seems so comforting. In Antigua, Guate, I reluctantly followed two colleagues to go dancing and drinking one night, when what I really wanted to do was Facebook creep. Instead we followed the night to a small reggae club with small cover ( I hear 10 Quetzales and think 10 Canadian bucks and calculate almost an hour of minimum wage, but really 10 Quetzales are about $1.10 USD). We listened to Guatemalan rockers, Antonietta ate a delicious pizza and we went outside to the balcony, where we could see most of the horizon, the hilltops and the volcanoes. One volcano constantly oozes lava, much like my foot is oozing different substances. Although we were a bit drunk that night and people around us were smoking weed, we had the lucidity to see that this volcano, out in the distance, changed colours when it got hotter. The night was black, some lights shone an orange glow closer to Antigua, and the volcano in the distance tinkled orange then blue as it spilled hotter lava on its sides. Sometimes its better to leave the computer behind and watch things we didn’t even know could happen.
Sometimes though, its amazing to surf the web and be bedridden with a warm laptop on our legs. Today I had enough time to search my art works and slightly failed web projects from years past: