There are many drugs (pretty much all of them) that I’ve never tried.
I got the “Don’t Do Drugs” message early on in life.
I watched my sister’s friend Stefan suck up nitrous oxide from WhipIts into his lungs and his lips turned a greyish black, his eyes rolled back in his head and he laid back on the couch with his paunchy belly peeking out from under his dirty t-shirt. He made the entire process look so unappealing my response was “No fucking way” when they were offered to me.
Plus, and this is a BIG plus, I was always very satisfied with using alcohol to occasionally alter my reality.
Now that I’ve gone to Burning Man, I’ve been exposed to more people taking more drugs.
And I must say, occasionally I see the appeal.
Among the many drugs I’ve never taken is ecstasy.
It strikes me that a drug which makes you feel connected to other people and heightens your sensations sounds like an ok drug to me.
Of course, given that my brain is already suffering from an imbalance, I doubt I will ever actually try ecstasy.
But I’ll tell you this:
I sure as hell wouldn’t mind being in the bottom of a puppy pile of people on E.
Sounds pretty fucking fabulous to me.