I’m going Burning Man photo heavy this week because I can feel my ticket getting closer to me. It is really what it is all about. The highs and lows, the uncertainty. The bliss of achievement. When I get back this year, it will be so much sweeter because of the struggle. I’m sad that I can’t bring my family again, though. This ticket mess has not allowed us to plan properly for us all. It is easy with just me. I can load up the Rabbit and fly… but with the family, we’d have to rent a uhaul to bring 3x the amount of bikes and gear, food and water. I think it was meant to be this way, though. I’ve heard that the conditions are going to be super rough this year with the lack of rain. White outs are inevitable. I’d prefer their first experience be more than just survival.
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I don’t even remember this little filly posing for me, but I’m glad she did! I can feel the energy building for this years burn. I don’t have a ticket yet, but I’m sure there is one out there for me… somewhere.
There are like 300 tix on Stubhub, but that goes against everything that Burning Man is about. I have some new art to bring for gifts and some Public Work shifts I’d like to volunteer for, but it’s really hard to plan when it is still out of my hands. Come on Universe… help a burner out! <3
This is one group of my neighbors from Burning Man 2011. They were from Michigan and were all so cool and helpful. They came in this huge green church bus which also served as a great platform for seeing what was going on at the Playa. From left to right are Jane, Kevin, Kate, Jordan and Jesse. They don’t know how much I appreciate them welcoming a virgin burner twice their age and showing me the ropes.
Since getting back to reality, we’ve all friended each other on facebook. It’s really cool how you can do that now. I like being able to keep up with people I can only see once a year. The more I travel, the more diverse my friends list becomes.
I think that is important so you’re not conditioned to one singular way of thinking. Experiencing other peoples environments helps keep your mind open to new and alternative ideas, which then expands into newer ideas still.