Watching the Temple of Forgiveness burn [Black Rock City, Burning Man 2007] Canon SD800 IS
A completely silent crowd watches the Temple of Forgiveness burn on Sunday night, Burning Man 2007.
The Temple burn is always my favorite and most powerful part of Burning Man. For me, and for many Burners, the Temple burn is the end of the Burner year, the beginning of the Burner New Year, like watching the ball drop on Times Square. It's a time of quiet contemplation, reflection, thanksgiving, and manifestation. Most of us have something we're burning in the temple, whether it's words we've written inside that came deep from our souls, or like last year, the ashes of a dear friend. It's a time of letting things go, and at the same time, the enormous power in those beautiful flames ignites something new. It always signals change.
And so I look forward to the potential of a wonderful new year, wondering what it has in store for me, what adventures await, and what I will make of it.
My whole Burning Man 2007 set is up at Flickr.
Submitted for Photo Friday: Real Life.
Posted by Dawn at September 14, 2007 06:51 PM
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