Burning Man did the ‘final burn’ last night at midnight. I guessed that a full moon I was not aware of might be responsible for my inability to sleep, but no, it was the energy of a burning man in Black Rock City Nevada, a third of a country away. Current TV captures some of the energy.
This year, the art theme is “Hope and Fear: The Future.”
SF Gate writes about a a group of San Francisco scientists who are calculating how much the event contributes to global warming.
“Encouraged by the resurgence of the green movement, the scientists are taking a hard look at all those sacred flaming temples, gas-powered scooters shaped like cupcakes, and hundreds of rumbling RVs that converge for a week on the dry Black Rock Desert lakebed.”
While I spend more of my time doing high energy things, August is often spent in a serene and restorative energy zone, or I’m traveling somewhere low tempo, often the reason I miss Burning Man.
A few shots from last year, taken by SF Chronicle’s Mike Kepka.