For my second trip to the Playa, I created my first project, and it's... alternative.
A man I loved died last fall, and since we were primarily writers together, I chose to celebrate him as a writer. I miss him so much, I needed really big magic to propel me forward, so I created a Rite of Passage within a Rite of Passage for myself that leads from the West Coast to Charlottesville, Virginia, and ends in Black Rock City.
The piece is many things: a memorial, an homage to my English degree, a tribute to some of my favorite writers, an ode to Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village, a spiritual path, a game.
I contacted UVa students last week... crossing my fingers.