The desert - a wild thing , slapping everything above ground with the fury of white,hot, dry sand, in the midst of humanity's temporary wonderment/art/ performances/ temples of the heart, and spirit. There is no money, no barter, just what you bring to use and give. A lot of giving goes on. It takes at least a year to prepare. It is most certainly NOT a comfortable holiday. Not a Hallmark sentimentality in pastels bearing a sweet generic message, ...the desert is like-..." I am what I am, welcome, I will give you stunning sunrises and colorful sunsets, I will try to kill you, I am indifferent, survive if you must, I don't care. "
Erik has reported that it was the BEST .
Remember when love was a super power- it was all that mattered, We would DIE for love and we were on our best behavior to make sure that it did not get it's feelings hurt.. We would feed it the best of the stuff in the pantry. All the jam! All the jarred summer peaches.We latched on hard to love.
We sang songs to that effect, growing old, together - when I'm 64...and all that. Time sneaks up -. cells replace the old ones several times over.Love like that changes- Like the Playa, once a lake ,married to the sun and the wind, baked and blown to the bone, changing every moment , what better place to have a HUMAN happening of the most incredible temporary art, life, loving . Pretty great metaphor- Burning Man!! Some say it's all about love.Some say it's all about art, some say it's all about life/death,/rebirth condensed into fourteen days. I have no idea , I have not gone there. Yet.
SO, I say, if you are not dead , do stuff, dress funny, be burning man- esque (with a real shower). pull the plug , loosen the stays, sing loudly and off key! Love has come for you! It's not romantic nor is it narrow, it is not idealistic ,but ,it may be the real deal . It is a gushing, unattractive, weeping, snotty thing, pathetic before the temple, ( which houses ashes of loved ones, wishes for the world, photos of the happiest of days,)- as it burns to the ground.
I must go sometime before I get too cranky, Or before I toss gasoline around my match box...just for effect.
Erik says I would love it. He did have the BEST TIME!!! Renewal!
So-.who's game? I do not know how to go about actually going to Burning Man, but I do have wet wipes, it's a start...