2 hours ago
For the first time in two years, I’m not heading to @burningman. There is both relief and sadness with not heading to the playa. The relief comes from not having to coordinate how to get there, what we’ll eat, did we bring enough water, what day is it too much and think you should just go home and everything else involved with radical self reliance. The sadness comes from not having the life experience that happens when you have no cell service, the self reflection, meeting people who are searching for an answer they may not know they were looking for, the freedom of riding your bike with no agenda, the warming welcome of walking into a camp where you know no one, the bonding with strangers you’ll never see again and watching the sun rise on the deep playa. If you’ve ever thought of going, go. You’ll find out more about yourself than in any other situation life throws at you. As the saying goes, you don’t get the burn you want, you get the burn you need.