Last year it was all about magic. The trip down the rabbit’s hole, as I like to describe it, has been anticipated every day since I discovered the burner community. Last year was without a doubt magical. The lesson learned was finding belief in myself, in the powers that lies within and all around. I felt that magic comes from a special feeling, but its has to be brought out. Magic exists intrinsically, but it has to be manifested, it has to be sought out and forced out into a constructed being.
Last year was a very exquisite introduction to an alternative lifestyle, one that puts moral values over monetary ones, one that puts imagination before practicality, that puts friendships before convenience.
This year, it was all about love. You go into it having some set of expectations, but also knowing that you have no idea what to expect. It’s never the same, something (actually everything) always changes. This burner concept is a very fluid environment, so preparation only takes you so far.
I thought that this year would reestablish that magical feeling of rediscovering imagination, but it that was not lesson that I learned this merry-go-around time. This year, I felt the love of the temporary community and spaces that we made. I soaked up every second of the town, of the merriment, of the place and space that we created. I felt special to bond with people through a shared effort, through tribulation, struggle, problems, shared adventures, true connection.
This year helped me reestablished that I absolutely love feeding people, and when it comes down to it, that is really the one thing that gives me the greatest joy, sharing food. Eating is the backbone of everything we do. Nothing can be created or enjoyed without the energy to do it.
It made me realize how important it is to have special connection with a person, how much you can learn from a community, how everyone adds values to your life, how relying on people around you is not a weakness, it makes you stronger.
This year, it was all about love. My heart feels shiny, in fact I think it’s glowing