Last year at this time I thought to go to Burning Man after a eight-year hiatus and posted my desire to Facebook. Within minutes of that post, I had not only a ticket but a vehicle pass. I was going to the playa whether I liked it or not. 😉
At that time, I was slowly coming out of a long depressive state and my confidence could be best described as shattered, but I landed safely in a camp of loving friends. As I was leaving, I knew I wanted to work with the Org again. I wanted to bring my life’s experience back to the group that “birthed” “Rusty Blazenhoff.”
It took a few months but I got some perfect-for-me work there. That contract ended yesterday (I hope to get some work with them again in the fall).
So today I brought SJ to the office to show her around and meet folks. It was simultaneously strange and beautiful to show my girl this part of me. It was like taking my past and connecting it with my present and future. I’ve never brought her to the event though she has been to Juplaya once. Someday, when her school schedule isn’t in conflict, I’ll bring her out there. I can’t wait.
Folks, you probably know this already but life’s journey can be seriously humbling at times.
Also, I’m feeling so incredibly sad/angry about Charlottesville. As I’m running around packing for Burning Man and stressing about work-related stuff, I’m processing all of it in the back of my head. I wonder if the human race will ever learn to love each other.
I love each and every one of you. So, there’s that.
P.S. Hey, I won’t be around for a few weeks. I’ll see you in mid-September!