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Poetry Video: “How To Be Alone” by Tanya Davis

August 18, 2010

This is an insightful and inspiring poem, read by the poet and produced into a video by filmmaker Andrea Dorfman.

Since it is August, and 50,000 people are preparing to go to Burning Man, this video reminds me how Burning Man is my favorite place and time to be alone. I  drove by myself to Burning Man several times and loved the time alone with my thoughts. While I always camped with others, it is only since I’ve been married that I went “with” someone. I love the freedom at Burning Man to ride around on my bike and explore and meet people and dance and be free to do and be whatever I want when and how I want.

At Burning Man, even in a Metropolis of 50,000 people, you really feel surrounded by your tribe. Maybe not everyone, but most of the people you cross paths with you want to converse with, you want to get to know because they are interesting, engaged, artistic, alive and full of life. It’s the only place I’ve ever been where I felt completely comfortable.

This is why, when you arrive at Burning Man, the greeters say “Welcome Home.”

Because when you at home, you’re not alone.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2010 2:21 am

    Wow… Thank you for posting Tanya Davis’ work. I loved the poem and went on to listen to several of her songs – and share them with friends.

    I think alone is good. I believe solitude is highly under-rated. How else to really know oneself than to spend enough time getting to know oneself!! And that must be done alone. I like my own company. I’m a comfort to myself… (heh)

    My cats like me too…

  2. September 6, 2010 6:12 pm

    it’s inspirational and human…


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