The Temple Crew brings the Temple out there as a gift for all of us. It is something unique in our community and it came into existence with sad serendipity. We were discussing why some people “don’t get” the Temple and my friend Jenny said, “It’s a profound space. If people can’t confront it, they want to escape.” I know what she’s talking about. I’ve looked “over there” at what was going on at the Temple and wondered myself. I think that those who haven’t experienced a loss that rocked their world may have no use for the Temple. It may be simply something beautiful to look at to a lot of people. However, after meeting the people involved in creating it, I realize how essential the Temple is for the Burning Man community and how it is always there, just in case you ever need to use it. The Temple as a space adds a level of solemnity and profundity to our community that is a huge part of manifesting the fact that Burning Man is not just a big party.
A Sacred Place Amidst the Dust (read the rest of the article here)
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