Burning Man

2015 My First Year

This year I attended Burning Man. It was the first music festival I have ever been to. Whatever you may think of it, if you haven’t been there, you have no idea. It’s the greatest party in the world. Period. **Turn your phone sideways for the rest of the photos****

I will state as an empirical truth that Burning Man cannot and should not be put into words. It’s an experience. And so it goes that all the photos, all the recordings, and all the retellings put together cannot replace you being amongst it.

Fate is real. Fate as I like to understand now. The mistake I used make is to think that fate was going to determine my future, while it is clear that fate instead has led each and every one of us inexorably to the moment we are in right now. All of my choices, knowledge, predispositions, and motivations have put me in the exact place I sit--and as much as I may try to, I cannot run from my motivations, my desires, or my fears. We cannot run from who we are. Remember to choose well when you’re faced with one of these moments; the person on the other end is counting on you to make the right decision.

Lastly, wander out to do amazing things. Wander by yourself. And when you come across something you could never have imagined, when you start feeling something you couldn’t anticipate and are overwhelmed by the awesomeness that is life, you will think of a few people you wish were there to share the moment, for the moment cannot last. Keep those people close for as long as you can because they complete what life is all about.

Photos by Dan Dupuis IG: @Dupiiiis

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  • karen

    So well said! Looks like you had a good crew out there. Definitely want to go one day

  • mattblanket

    @karen we did. Come next year, you won't regret it. Buy a ticket and if you don't end up using it I'll buy it from you

  • divercarl



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