I finally managed to get to the man on Friday night right before it closed to visitors to prepare it for the burn the next night.
It was stunning.
Inside the structure were large wraparound movie screens playing animation which finally ended in a tribute to Larry Harvey, the recently deceased founder of Burning Man.
Here is a picture of the man during the day (not sure who to credit the photo to, so if it’s yours, lmk):
After wandering around the man for a bit, we headed over to temple.
Temple was serene and reverent and I took the time to leave my tribute for my children and my pets in the temple (see blue fabric on wooden beam, below).
The temple smelled amazing with incense burning everywhere.
Everywhere you looked there were tributes to everyone.
I felt emotional.
I’m pretty sure at some point I’m going to breakdown and have a good cry.
It’s been a good burn but so much has happened I feel like I’m behind in processing my feelings.
I may just cry when I leave the playa.
And it will be cathartic.