Playa magic

KissPeople say things manifest themselves at Burning Man.

Who am I to disagree?

I have my own manifestation story:

I was riding my bike with Tejas on the playa when I came across a group of people standing in front of an art piece.

A beautiful woman was holding her chapstick and rubbing it on all her companions’ lips.

I reached into my backpack and grabbed a handful of chapsticks, my playa gift.

I slowly walked up to them.

“Can you use these?” I asked.

They were so thrilled! They ooohed and aaahed over the simple gift.

They all embraced me and thanked me, each taking a chapstick, opening it, and using it.

The beautiful woman was so happy she came up to me and said, “This is Philosophy chapstick. It is THE BEST chapstick,” and she rubbed it on my lips.

Then she kissed me.

Then she kissed Tejas.

Then we rode off.

I’m telling you, that one encounter was the highlight of my week at Burning Man – to be a part of that special magic that only happens on the playa.

To help these people manifest some much needed chapstick.

Sure, you could say it was just me being in the right place at the right time.

But I prefer to think of it as playa magic.

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