I’m not going to Burning Man this year
Sitting in my apartment on a beautiful Sunday, did a small celebration of my birthday (which is tomorrow) by going to the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Checked out the Warhol exhibit which was nice, didn’t of course compare with visiting the Warhol exhibit in Pittsburgh a few years ago, but they did a good job. I especially dug the silver cloud room, basically air filled mylar pillows that a bunch of toddlers were going nuts with and having fun.
Funny what passes for a celebration as you get older. It’s my birthday weekend and I’ve done such radical things as buy a rear wiper blade for my car, make a pizza, I did have some cake and ice cream. But I’m not so concerned with a big celebration for my 55th birthday especially being fresh off of a year of travel. Although there is a twinge of why aren’t I on a craps table trying to throw hard 10s! But that fear of missing out is small, as I wrote a few weeks ago I’m really happy right now. So after a very long and hectic week at work, a nice quiet weekend was in order.
Many of my most recent birthdays have been celebrated in Reno, as I prepared to go into Burning Man. A burner friend called me today, she was driving down highway 80 watching burners head east for the playa. We had both recently talked about being good with not attending this year, but we both admitted a twinge of desire seeing people heading for the playa today. Not quite fear of missing out, more a twinge of nostalgia, we’ve both spent many years on the playa and need a break from it, but that doesn’t mean we don’t miss our dusty playground.
No great wisdom tonight, Burning Man was one of those bucket item lists in my life. I went, loved it, and went seven more times. I may go again someday. The lesson to take from this is that you should satisfy your desires. I have so many good memories from Burning Man, which is what brings that twinge of nostalgia.
Finally, and again a fuller post soon, my third book Athena’s Addict has been published, literally today, on Amazon and I’m really excited about it. A book of poetry focusing on love, madness, passion and a broken heart. I hope you’ll check it out and as always, have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane