We've returned safetly from the desert, once again! This year's burning man was really different for us, with a handful of new team members and two pregnant ladies on crew- (yes, we took Fertility 2.0 seriously) this one-of-the-hottest years in the desert presented great challenges amidst the breathtaking sunsets and enchanting fire dancers atop our lady dragon. Check out this amazing picture gifted to us by a fellow burner! Describing what happens at Burning Man is a little like trying to describe one's relationship to something that is both terrifying and beautiful. Putting your verbal finger on an experience that is so full of circumstance, chance meetings, personal insights, transformations and interpersonal dynamics, that are fuelled by challenging environmental conditions and collective styles of living- the stories we can recount and the words we can offer seem to somehow dilute it all- the wonder, pain, pleasure and grace, the beauty, joy, clarity and craziness. It can be both challenging and rewarding, action packed and quietly reflective, and so many other things as well.
So this year, we offer you a brief report in pictures, and will add the stories of some of our crew as they are offered.
Let us know what your experience was and what it seems like is happening in our pictures! Then check back in soon, for our upcoming programming in the gallery for Fall.
Here's a shot of the dusty dragon and some of our 2012 crew:
This year's coin:
One of our very favortive events of the week: Workshop with the Black Rock Scouts- they're making their very own coins!
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