The camp I would have participated in isn't going to be making it to the playa, so I'm trying to figure out what the heck I'm going to bring/do/create for this years burn.
I need a little help with a couple of ideas, so I have come to the professionals.....
My first thought, is a sort of "Burners Missing In Action," type memorial wall, for all of us that are missing friends who weren't able to get tickets. I just keep thinking about how weird it will be without my family so others must be feeling similar and this could be kind of an interesting way to "honor," them for lack of a better word. I'm imagining it being somewhat like what people do at the temple but maybe that is too similar?? Maybe the temple will be used for this purpose this year, so do you think it would be pointless?
My other idea is a little project a friend and I did last year.... Her boyfriend was so sad that he couldn't make it for 2011 so we surprised him with photos of burners posing with a photo of him. He was all over the playa experiencing everything, the Man, temple, art cars, all of it! He was even kissed by a one of the cops! He absolutely loved it and said that it made him feel like he was sort of there in a weird way. It was also, by far, my favorite day on the playa.
How perfect would this be considering how many burners are going to miss the playa this year. If I did something like this though, I would like to do it for people I don't know. I think that would make it even more magical. But other than advertising this on eplaya Im not sure how I would get photos prior or if this could even be made into a type of camp with the few friends that I'm going with?
What do you guys think?