I like your post, and pretty much agree with everything you pointed out.
I find I don't like it when people look down their nose at me for being a 'burner'. BM has been an important part of my life for 8 years. For all it's faults and aggravations, there still is NOTHING else like it, and for me that's fantastic!
Anf you're absolutely right, there is good and bad out there. Sometimes the 'bad' is entirely my own baggage hitting me in the face. Sometimes the good is what other people so generously give of themselves. Its awesome, and humbling.
So yeah, see ya next year...
Samsa Bee wrote:I think were all right.
There are so many different ways to experience this thing....
I felt so many diff. ways about it all week long.
"what the fuck am I doing here?"
"this is right where I need to be right now"
I find it spiritual because I go into my head a lot out there.....Mother Nature takes her course with me, the city is like a strange garden of poisonous fruit and fruit full of vitamins. I learn about my tolerance for things, and I have time to see things in a different light.
This year I wasnt horny, and I didnt want to eat much drugs.....
There was too many things going on in my mind that were preoccupying me. The great yin yang that BM is is what turns me on....theres dark, theres light. Theres enrichment, theres hollowness.....theres everything and thats what I get out of it. (I go to plenty of Music festivals the rest of the year where I get my "everythign is beautiful and wonderful" tight knit perfection of pure bliss and comfort)
It can be viewed in so many ways, and none of them I feel are necc. wrong. I sometimes start to feel a little overzealous about the whole thing, but I have to stay back, I dont want BM to overtake my life year long. But others do, and so be it....we all have our own jive with the event. As long as your obeying the principles everyones allowed to do what they want with it. I see it range from people taking it so seroiusly its their whole life spiritually, religiously, etc.....and then thers those who just want to rave it up in the desert. I guess Im in the middle......
"Look, good against remotes is one thing. Good against the living, that's something else."