Burning Man 2016 - 2

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Monday, September 26. 2016

Playa Art 2016

The art scattered all over the Playa this year......I saw perhaps half? I was lazier this year than the previous years I have to admit. I did not see and photograph all the art I wanted to because I was actually physically tired......from all the biking back and forth that I did. It takes a toll on you to bike long distances in heat, wind and dust. But I did see some and here it is......Playa art 2016.
I love the colorful man just sitting there, he fits right in.

Yes, a real B747. It had the overhead bins and the seats in it still.

The Temple 2016

Here is the temple at Burning Man 2016 before it burned down Sunday night. It is always very emotional to visit the temple, I always cry. And I think about life and death and everybody in my life. Ugh......even writing about it makes me feel anxiety and tears are welling up. I do not attend temple burn. I have in the past and decided that visiting the temple is enough for me, I can't take that sadness.
The temple, as always, was beautiful.

I love this teddy bear. ❤

Other stuff that I took pics of inside the temple......

God rays (crepuscular rays).

I am so grateful that I have experienced Burning Man four times (in a row) now.
I hope that I get to go again and again and again. But you never know. Life can change a lot. The first year I went I remember when I came across the Talk To God phone booth. I lifted the receiver and there was a voice on the other line. It was God! 🙂 And all I said was "Thank You for everything God". And I choked up. I was SO happy and SO grateful right then and there. I will always remember that moment.
I miss the Playa. I miss Burning Man.

And here is an interesting article about the temple 2016 Burning Man. Read it.


Tuesday, September 13. 2016


I absolutely LOVE this camp at Burning Man - reFOAMation. I think it used to be called Dr. Bronner's a few years ago when I went for the first time but this year it was reFOAMation. So you wait in line and while waiting you get educated in vegan/vegetarianism versus eating meat - it is GREAT. The meat eaters get stuffed into a cage where they get to suffer in the hot sun, while us vegans and vegetarians get to go ahead in line. The meat eaters are ordered to make animal sounds and roll around in the dust (outside the cage) and "fry like bacon". They also talk about psychedelics and the push/want to decriminalize. The messages are great, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Burning Man, you can learn so much and start seeing the world from a viewpoint you never thought much of before.
So.....when you finally get inside (the line can be loooooong depending on when you arrive) you are asked to take your clothes off. There is a tree in the middle called The Tree Of Life and a dj that plays loud music, a lot of naked people dancing. You can be naked if you want, I think 97% of the people are but I had on my bikini (I'm shy..... ;-) ). Nobody is acting inappropriate or weird, it is AMAZING. The reFOAMation crew are super happy, constantly smiling and dancing and they seem like they genuinely love being there. Then you go inside a boxy looking stall, you get really close together and get sprayed down with foam......you rub it in and then you get hosed down with water. This is a GREAT way to keep clean at Burning Man and a really fun and amazing experience. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it! I go twice in a row so I really feel clean. And I went two days in a row.


"We are all brothers and sisters on Spaceship Earth! Be kind, reward generously, support good and healthy living. Seek and encourage the best in one another. For whatever unites us is greater than whatever divides us!"

"Make humble and mindful use of the earth’s gifts. What comes from the earth must go back! Do not waste, do not harm the land or people or animals. Reduce, recycle, reuse, reuse!"

"Be an engine for positive change. Enrich the world, make good things happen–share pro ts, share talent, share muscle, share voice! Fund and fight for what’s right!"


Saturday, September 10. 2016


This year the Man was orange, I like that. I am on a color orange obsession at the moment......so I was happy when I caught my first glimpse of a glowing orange Burning Man.
The theme this year was Da Vinci's Workshop, so around the Man you could go and interact and read about stuff pertaining to that time and learn about things.
You can learn A LOT by attending Burning Man, if you think it is a place where all people do is roll around naked in dust and dirt, rub genitals with drunk and on drugs strangers you are wrong. For some it might be but that is not my Burning Man experience at least. It is up to you to make your experience what you want it to be. Burning Man is actually quite civilized, much more so than "the real world" I find.
Anyhow.....here are some pics of the orange Burning Man 2016.

Saturday night is Burn Night. That is when the Man goes up in flames.....
People gather in a circle, watch and wait.

Once the Man burns down you can walk up to the place where he/it (is it a he/she or it?) once stood. It is smoldering hot but some people get naked and run through the ashes or do yoga. It sure is a scene! I am thinking about stripping down to my undies and run a few laps in the heat myself next year, it looks like a lot of fun.

Thursday, September 8. 2016

Free Library

I have been having a vision of me sitting at Center Camp Burning Man and reading Orwell's 1984 . I thought it would be fitting reading material for that place. So I brought it with me and also Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Well.....I did not read much. Too many other things to do and see. Distractions everywhere! I did skim through 1984 and from what I gathered I don't care for it too much but I will still give it a shot and read it since it is a classic.

And in case you decide that you really need to read at Burning Man but did not bring a book with you, do not despair! They have a free library there. Of course! Take a lollipop or two also.

Speaking of books, let me tell you a few of the activities listed in the Burning Man What Where When 2016 edition.

Friendship Ceremonies - bring a friend to celebrate your friendship.
Sunset Friendship Weddings - celebrate the love you have for your friends and take a vow.
Early Morning Yoga - start (or end) your day with the sun.
Naked Espresso - join in for an espresso au natural.
Relaxing Foot Wash - bring your dusty feet and smile.
Pussy Day Spa - enjoy champagne, a refreshing body wash, custom pubic hair styling and a pussy massage.
Body Painting.
Teach Me How To Twerk Class.
Best Butt Olympiad - do you have the finest ass in all the land?
Kawaii Maid Cafe Tea Party.
Funnel Cake Party - fresh hot funnel cakes, drinks and dancing in a shaded geodesic dome.
Nobel Prize Winners Lectures - the ideas that redefined what we know about the world.
Burt The Yeti Story Hour - come and listen to tales from a far away land. Burt the Yeti reads a selection of Nordic Folk tales and Children's stories.
The UN's Agenda 2030 & Sustainable Development - explore ways to be a local and global citizen.
Let Them Eat Cock - bring a cup and enjoy the fabulous golden showers of Marie Antoinette. (This one is brought by my friends Sarah Jane (wonderhussy.com) and Eliza. 🙂

And that was only a scratch on the surface of what Burning Man has to offer.
No wonder I had no time for reading!

Wednesday, September 7. 2016

Da Vinci's Workshop

Burning Man 2016....this year's theme was Da Vinci's Workshop. I arrived to Black Rock City, accompanied by my brother Robert on Monday August 29 and stayed there for one week, leaving Monday September 5. After it is all said and done and over it really goes by in a blink of an eye and you wonder.....is it really over already? And I always want to go back for more.
Since this was my fourth Burning Man in a row I can say that I have established a bit of a routine. I need my latte at Center Camp when I wake up. I really enjoy sitting there with my breakfast, people watching, listening, relaxing and breathing with my bare feet covered in fine Playa dust. Black Rock City Center Camp lattes are the best!
First latte pic at Center Camp 2016 and the Burning Man What Where When book to find out what is going on at the Playa. So much is going on that you will miss out on majority of it, so just go with the flow and take it in as it comes.....

Pretty Center Camp.

And when the sun goes down the Playa lights up. The Man is out there in the middle glowing orange.