The Elephant In The Room Gathering
Saturday, March 03 2012 @ 11:30 PM PST
Contributed by: Richard Pitt
March 3, 2012 - Instead of waiting until after I die to have a "wake" or "celebration of life" I decided that being around and being able to talk to people from all aspects of my life is much better, for both me and for those around me.
Part of the reason is also that I've been feeling particularly low the past few weeks. This gathering was put together fairly quickly because I really felt I didn't have much time left - then, this past Wednesdeay, I got 2 units of blood in a transfusion and as those who were there will attest, I was up and around the whole day (and the next too) with hardly any rest stops.
Please give blood - it has helped me - and I have many years to make up for since I've not been able to give since I was diagnosed with diabetes. Give while you can - you may need it later in life!
Rather than simply presenting people with the fact I'm dead at some point in the future, and in many instances shocking them and giving them rise to wish they'd somehow visited me more recently than XX years ago (a couple of people at the gathering I had not seen for almost 40 years - and they hadn't seen each other in that long either) - I thought I'd give all a chance to help me close out the books and deal with the problem preemptively.
Thus, the "Elephant in the Room" gathering today. What a wonderful gathering!
Read on for more pictures - and links to videos, etc.
- Facebook photo page 1
- Facebook photo page 2
- Facebook photo page 3
- Facebook photo page 4
- Video of the "Elephant" Award by Kim Elton
- Cybernation - Dave Täht singing his internet song at the gathering
- The Internet Song - Dave Täht