Last weekend Joe and I had the opportunity to go and participate in a regional burning man event called Alchemy. We left on Thursday morning and returned on Sunday. It was one of those great experiences where I disconnected from media - which is wonderful in the moment but as I go to write a blog I'm missing some pictures to help tell a story.
Lucky for me other folks took some great pics & video and gave permission to share!
Before we got to the event we had a quick stop at a local costume shop and I left with some new hair :)
I sent this picture to my teenage daughter and received the following text with an actually phone call to find out just what in the heck I was up too. Too funny!
Another interesting tidbit about the purple hair - When I was not wearing it I was "Ma'am ed" a couple of times - Yikes! So it is definitely an anti aging device!
We camped with a terrific group of guys at the camp 3 Old Men. The camp created a Labyrinth and did ceremony 4 times a day.
It was a great oasis of calm and tranquility in the midst of festival chaos :)
When ceremony was occurring 3 old men would stand at the exits of the Labyrinth and when you exited the would offer you a blessing, ask for a blessing or offer a struggle. Anyone could walk the Labyrinth at anytime and in the center was a beautiful gong/bell that you could ring!
Across the way was an amazing art installation and dance camp called Incendia
It was AMAZING!!
Also it was a good thing I packed ear plugs so I could get some sleep since those youngins liked to dance/party all night!
If you have time check out this:
Video of Incendia in Action.
We got to see some terrific art. We helped paint some art and enjoyed meeting fun and creative people!
|Photo by Kelsey|
Tons of volunteers show up early to this event to create a city out of farm land and create amazing stuff like this year's effigy that burned (intentionally) on Saturday night with thousands of people watching. It was truly an amazing experience!
|Photo by Joe Hunt|
Wrapping you around with infinite love and dancing feet,
P.s. Just for fun!