Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Little Insight into David and Kim...

Kim and I have gone to an arts festival called Burningman ten times so far. I find it creatively inspiring. People come together and form a city filled with art projects. The event lasts for a week and then everyone cleans up and leaves. One of the rules is “leave no trace” so everything goes away and it looks like a desert where nothing ever happened. This event is certainly not for everyone. It is dirty, gets very hot and very cold, and you need to meet all your needs including bringing your own food, water, lodging, and other needs. There is no commerce there. All you can buy is ice and coffee. There are port-a-potties there and an infrastructure. There are also rules, but they are different than our daily lives. I always try new ideas there. There is so much creativity that I come back with new ideas for the theater and for Three Oaks. It is strange being ‘off the grid” and inaccessible for a period of time but there is something freeing about that experience. If you are interested, you may want to attend a local “burner” event and get a little taste. We have had some events at the Acorn Theater produced by people who attend Burningman. In fact, one of the jugglers who will be here on Saturday is a veteran of Burningman. If you want to talk with me about it some time, catch me when I’m not busy.


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