Now, about this jacket. It is suede, as I said above. And was not what I was planning to purchase on this day, which was yesterday. I was planning to purchase a big and warm and possibly fake fur coat to wear at Burning Man. Which I am going to this year. With this same daughter who's leg is reflected in the mirror to the left of me above.
We went into LA yesterday to this great outdoor flea market on Melrose. We went to go coat hunting. She got two coats. I got none. My plan is to likely wear one of her coats, the one she won't be wearing as she cannot wear both at the same time. The coat problem is solved. And I got to buy this jacket.
Plus, I have this amazing, actual fur but it's ok because it was my grandmother-in-law's fur not a new fur. It is a fur jacket. And I will bring it along for warmth as well.
So Burning Man. This is my first time going. Though I have thought about going for a few years now. I want to experience this experience. The art and the desert and the people and the fire. And I am going with this photo taking daughter which, in of itself, is quite amazing.
I am drawn to this Burning Man experience,though I am worried about this, too.
It is a long week when I find that most times being away for 4-5 days is really the best length of time for me. And so, between the driving up and the driving down and the time there, we are really looking at 8 days. And so the worry of overload when I know that my alone time that is the quiet time that is so precious to me will not be easily gotten, well I am overwhelmed now just thinking about it and Burning Man is still a ways away.
I know that the beauty of the experience will also live in the challenge of the experience and that my anticipation that is more like worry is really part of the going to Burning Man, also. That the going has really already started. And, as I have been told that you really cannot control what happens on the Playa, I need to start to let this go, now. And flow through to Burning Man.
Kinda like I did yesterday when I gave up the agenda of finding a coat and then walked into a jacket instead.