That extra Burning Man ticket
The Muslims have Mecca, Funologists have Burning Man. If you are serious about thinking that transformational festivals are important in building a better world, than this event is one of the most important ones to go to at least once in your life. [Though i would argue that the Rainbow Gathering is actually more important, for reasons i will get into in another post.]
So when Caroline was visiting the communes around her birthday in February, she reminded me that the BM tickets were going on sale and i bought one. I was already pretty sure i would not be going. In part because the dates conflict with the Twin Oaks Communities Conference which i am helping to organize. But more importantly, i knew i was not really ready to go back. i got burned by BM in 2009, part of it was i was overly ambitious certainly, i wanted something amazing to happen with the Villages in the Sky project and was working it quite the wrong way. A bigger part of it was the police entrapped some folks at our camp and our chaotically laid plans got trashed. i am still healing from this burn.
i will perhaps go back one day, with the right clan or camp. But for now, i am quite happy to do regional burns like Transformus, which are also much less far and expensive.
But the Burning Man tickets are hard to come by, so Caroline and i both bought them. And now it is time for some amazing person who wants to go to this event to contact me and offer the $395 that i paid for it.