I love Burning Man, but fuck the dust.
People talk about loving the dust, calling it home, preaching about leaving no trace and preserving the playa. I say take out the porta potties, dig latrines and see what the fuck ends up growing there. After a week of olympic level fertilizing by an international team of 70,000 bowel moving specialists…I’m intrigued.
The religious way people talking about protecting that desolate death bed irritates the hell out of me. If you want to put your energies into environmentalism seek out a native tribe who are trying to protect some of the last fresh water supplies on Earth and help them. In fact, look to the Indian reservation neighboring Black Rock City and meet the Pauite Tribe living next to Pyramid Lake like they always have. This pretty piece of water is all that’s left of the ancient Lake Lahontan, a vast inland ocean that once swallowed up most of Nevada (including our little Mad Max fantasy town) and from the looks of things it could be disappearing too…
We swam in that lake for few minutes on our way home, and those delightful moments will remain fresh and clear in my memory longer than any dusty old dream.
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