via Caveat Magister
– Henry David Thoreau
via Doug Harrison | St Benedict goes to Burning Man
May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.
– Andie Grace, Disruptive Innovation And The Arts
To ‘Burn’ is to become an agent of open possibility, creating a liminal space where something amazing can happen and anyone can join. It doesn’t matter why you do it, what you think is happening, or what you want to get out of it. You may not even get what you expect out of it, because you’ve given up acting as an agent of social control and have instead invited everyone to play: you created the game but it’s not your game. It’s a gift.
To Burn is to act as an agent of possibility: creating a space where something amazing can happen, letting anyone join, and then cleaning up after it when it’s done.
For the sake of your mental and even physical health, you need direct contact with the sublime.
– Rob Brezsny
You will feel like shit one of these 7 days and not many people are ready for that.
Burning Man is not for everyone : BurningMan
… for they will never know the magic of making something that doesn’t get flushed down a toilet.