|Burning Man 2012|
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Burning Man 2012- Dusty AF
We had an art car this year and I would definitely say that this gave a bigger social calendar so we spent more time passing by the beautiful art and not getting into the theme camps.
What did I get? The beauty, the people. We got to spend time with our favorite people at Flattery Camp. Papa Jay and Crash. Those two are the most real and hospitable folks that I am so honored to have friended. If time permits this year, we will be seeing them off the Playa.
Another memorable friend, also from Flattery Camp from 2011 is Jake. Love that guy. His presence brings fun and the perfect amount of snark to everything. I was grateful he is able to express that our mutual admiration towards each other still held up since we had last been together. (Those Brits can be so closed off) I had more time to talk to him and get to know him, but there is never enough time to do all of it. I hope to meet up with him before next year. I truly do.
This year we brought Seven Virgins (and a Nutcracker) with us. Risky to do, but overall, I am very happy with the outcome. I say that because I can be terribly selfish with my vacation and protective of my time with Ian. We had planned many months with the virgins. Everyone seemed to love it and now 'get' why BM is so special.
We also had a great op to get to know Brett and Rich and the sometimes there, lil miss sparkle pony, Carolynn.
Since I am closest with Brett and have 'known' him for many years now, I tended to hang with him more. I do get into a comfort zone and stay with what I know even though I crave new situations on a regular basis. Brett was really taking it all in. Thoughtfully and spiritually. He absorbed it and questioned it and dove in head first. He showed up fully and totally gave and received the spirit of the moment. He wins the virgin award. He never said no to anything, except pickle backs. Thank you Brett for showing up and sharing yourself. Thank you mostly for trusting me with going and letting be the witness to your moment. Love you.
Speaking of moments. There are so many that I am not going to cover here. On the social spectrum, we met these really great guys from Lake Tahoe. Grounded and real. I was especially surprised at the connection we made with all 3 of them. Not just a slap on the back, you guys are cool, but really a deeper level of a connection. They felt it too. We will def be getting together with them soon.
I wouldn't advise anyone to actually go to this place. It is a lot of work and time to get there and home. But I do know this. I love it. I can call it home.