We interrupt this thread for another boring heart flutter think out loud blog (apologies in advance)
remi wrote:Could very well be true.
We are 7 burgins comming down from Calgary.. all because my great grandma has her birthday during Shambhala (another festival I usually attend, but won't be this year beause of the previously mentioned 100th bday.) Don't worry.. we've all been doing our homework.. and if there was a "virgin crew of the year" award.. I would like to think my crew could make a good run at it.. while trying not to over do it. I want to participate as much as I can, while still be able to observe the wonder that is Burning Man... so we won't be over the top, but we will have our evap.pond, monkey huts and some funky surprises.
I hope to meet people like you this year. Just because things will be different doesn't mean I should give up....There is already so much to do, scaling back might make me less overwhelmed and more ready for adventures of involving myself all over the city. Kinda like my first year in 05, I just jotted around and met all kinds of folk. In 09, I actually stood there at camp on the esplanade that year, and looked dumbfounded into the distance when i was done what I had planned to do with camp. I was just overwhelmed.
I always had this thought that as much as I adored Burning Man, I shouldnt be such a sucker for it. I am only 2 hours from Reno so there are lots of folk around here to talk Bman with. I didn't want to sound like I was sooo attached to it, or that it was SUCH a big deal. I am not jaded, just trying to keep perspective. But my heart is so big for it! So I took 2010 off to let go a bit and save some money. Got back last year and just JUMPED the playas BONES I was so in love.....Thought to myself, not going to miss it again. I still want to keep my head in check but I was certain I wanted to go for life, now. Whatever, it has stolen my heart. All of you have.
I like what Simon said, something like being more concerned about bringing the playa to the world and less about bringing the world to the playa.
I have to admit I am in the frame of mind where I want to go to the Desert and Do My Thing. That I get that feeling best out there. That once I come off the playa lots of things are just not the same. But all of these things can be turned around in many ways.
I just needed to vent you guys, sorry if its too wordy.