Yeh Mon

Just got back from Jamaica!

Had a blast. Definitely some great people down there. It was awesome checking out their art and seeing what some of these people do every day to survive.

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For those who don’t know, Jamaica is an incredibly poor country that survives off of tourism. The people there do anything they can to make a buck and some of them spend their entire lives honing in on one craft and selling it very cheaply to eat.

That’s a real artist. Someone who is producing their life’s work just to keep their life going.

I have to take a lesson from Jamaica. Not everything I write is going to win an award or get published and even get read. But I have to write it anyway, because out there somewhere is someone writing to stay alive, and I have to be just as hungry to keep up.

One thought on “Yeh Mon

  1. Hi Jason,
    Great posts. I can identify with so many things you’ve said so far. Your perspective on Jamaica is quite interesting too. I’m glad you visited and took away such a great lesson.

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