“A stranger here reborn it seems–“

Whew… good weekend.  Spent much of it shuttling between home and the Black Rock Burn, where I hung out with a bunch of very cool folks who play with fire for fun.  Drummed, danced around the bonfire, watched beautiful half-naked men and women “spin poi” – twirl flaming brands around their bodies in intricate patterns.  Shared my guitar with a girl whose ex-boyfriend had destroyed all her guitars just before the festival.  Learned basic poi-spinning moves from a guy who hitchhiked there from New York.  Wrote a bit, and then lost my journal.

And spent a lot of time just meditating on the top of the hill, listening to the sound of the wind in the weeds and the song of the insects.  I feel spiritually refreshed in ways I haven’t for a long time.

Also found time to hang out with both my mom and my dad.  Dad brought me back a new drum from India!

And somewhere in all of this I reached a new level of clarity and resolution about who I am, and how I am going to live my life.  This lead to some heart-to-heart conversations with Stacey, the upshot of which is that I believe we are now more in accord than we have been since perhaps the beginning of our relationship.

I love my wife very much, and I’m looking forward to the amazing things we will create together.

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  1. Congratulations! I’m glad things are working out for you! Hugs for both of you! Lots of exclamation points!!!1!won

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