I’ve managed to keep in touch with some people, like Nadine and Tejas, but overall I’m missing the camaraderie of the larger burner community.
There used to be get togethers every week, it felt like.
Now, we’re all sheltering in place in our own personal spaces, missing one another.
I for one can’t wait until the Shelter in Place order is lifted and small group gatherings are permitted.
More than anything, I DREAM about having a weekend campout, perhaps at a certain nudist resort in the Santa Cruz Mountains, with my friends.
I have costumes to test out, after all.
And I have free hugs to give (and receive).
Plus, there’s naked swimming and naked pool volleyball to be had.
I can just picture myself lounging in the hot tub, tasty beverage in hand, laughing with friends.
I suppose this is all just a way to say I miss everyone I used to see regularly at Burner events and I can’t wait to share hugs and affection with them when we do gather together again.
It’s hard to believe we won’t be at Burning Man together in 11 weeks.
Normally, I’d be in the throes of preparation for my trip but instead I’m just reorganizing supplies and dreaming of TTITD.