Before I say any more. I want to say that I recognize that many kind, well intentioned people attend this event each year. I have met several of them. They all have this everlasting longing for the next event to fill their that void in their souls. They are people that need real love. My God commands me not to love just the one's that are easy to love, but to love all people.
I'm going to rant a bit, but I promise to speak of the upside of The Burning Man Project later ;-) I find it a little more than disturbing that a deluge of the unenlightened masses engulf the black rock desert from all around the world! seeking to fill their empty souls with consequential connections, a sense of community (in the black rock desert? Seriously), a shrouded spiritual experience through sorcery, the continuous, mind-numbing drums, music, and dance, the unscrupulous pharmacologists, the charlatan alchemists that make promises they can't deliver while cheating the ignorant, and debauchery of all sorts that I am sure I know nothing of. Clothing is optional and you can do pretty much whatever you want for the week.
All of this, for one week out of every year always leaving the rest of us to experience, the spiritual fallout. We are left to clean up the filthy atmosphere and deal with the imps left behind to make sure the cycle continues.
OK, ready for the upside of Burning Man? There is a deluge of unenlightened masses that engulf the black rock desert all ready and willing to spend their dollars, Euros, Yen, you name it. It all ends up benefiting our economy.
I love being a wife and a mother to two amazing people. I just ran my first marathon in 2007. I really wish I could travel more. Germany is at the top of the list of course. I love people and I really love hearing their stories...everybody has one.