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Relics from Burning Man 2012

September 6, 2012

The photos and video have begun surfacing from the playa, and the myth that is Burning Man 2012 is being constructed through memory and image, story and revery.

While I didn’t make it out to Burning Man in 2012, many of my friends did, and they are posting their experiences on Facebook, twitter and blogs. One of my friends posted the video above by Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart; here he shares his images and personal reflections and I now share it with you.

Like me, many of my friends didn’t get to Black Rock City this year for various reasons. Some of us gathered at my house the night of the Temple Burn and we made a Burning Bush which we decorated with inscribed egg crates for fertility and in which we stuck sparklers. We gave the kids sparklers too and put them on the large mound that we stuck our bush in, then we lit the sparklers. We had a beautiful, surreal, and moving Burning Man at Home.

I was busy creating the burn so I didn’t get any photos. Thanks to Vincent for these; I hope to post more from other people one day soon.

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  1. Marialyce permalink
    September 6, 2012 6:23 pm

    well worth the rocks in your golden kitty boots for that shot of you planting the Bush+Egg Cartons on the hillock to be burned!

  2. September 6, 2012 6:52 pm

    ha ha! definitely! It was actually surprisingly hard to plant the bush in that asphalt pile! Thanks again Merry Mailice Queen of Compost for bringing the materials! They are now at Reed’s school and the science club leaders are busy hatching ideas for how to use the egg crates (seeds!) and the TP rolls (binoculars!)

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