I don’t always have time to read all the great things that flow into my inbox but this morning I received an update from Patrick Latter’s website http://www.hiking photo.com and since he always posts some amazing pictures I decided to invest the couple of minutes to take a look at them. At first I didn’t know what I was looking at and thought maybe I was seeing pictures from a movie but no they were from a real event that he attended back in 2013, called Burning Man.
I was intrigued, awestruck and bewildered by what I saw. The Burning Man is an annual event held for one week at the end of the summer where tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. As per the web-site, all participants depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. From my initial research an individual entry ticket is $380.00 and although thousands attend there is a limit on the tickets that are sold.
Anyone who knows me would not put me at this event and would be surprised, no SHOCKED that I would even be remotely interested in attending but I am. I don’t think this is simply a whim of interest. There was something in those photos and video clips that resonated with me to the point that I needed/wanted to find out more. I think once my husband reads this he will wonder if I am having a mid-life crisis now that I am 40 or wonder if the ‘real-me’ has been abducted by aliens or whether I have simply lost it. Time will tell 🙂 In the mean-time I might need to find some new friends to share this adventure with, any takers?