MichelleThe theme for Burning Man 2017 is RADICAL RITUAL.

I’m at a loss for how to express this.

My idea of conducting a ritual is to smudge my room, my tent, and the Motor Beast. Occasionally, it means having “fancy tea.”

And on RARE occasions, I light a candle, drink a bottle of wine, and weep as I talk to my beloved departed friends: Andrew and Austin.

I’m not quite sure how I’m going to incorporate this theme into my burn this year.

For sure there will be a smudging of the Motor Beast.

And I imagine I’ll get together with Tejas’ lady love Yvonne to ask her if she wants to build some rituals around our trip:

  • Ritual massages (Heebee Jeebees),
  • Ritual bathing (Dr. Brommer’s Foam Bath),
  • Ritual dancing to music (anywhere on playa),
  • and ritual tarot cards (Yvonne and Tejas are learning).

I’m sure I’m just not thinking creatively enough.

After all, you can build rituals into just about any activity you want.

So maybe I’ll come up with a “Land me a man” ritual.

It would be incredible to fall in love with someone at Burning Man.

It would involve building an altar with things I find important about a significant other: generosity, kindness, love of the outdoors, and a big heart.

We’ll just add that if he looks like a lumberjack, the happier I’ll be.

Tattoos too.

Ok, I digress.

So I’m gonna spend some time developing some rituals surrounding my next burn.

Here’s hoping it’s even better than 2016!


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