Most non-Burners with devoted Burner friends should be able to relate to this fun sketch by YouTuberist Kevin Oeser in which he returns home to his girlfriend, fresh from the playa, only to be immediately exasperated by the innocent question, "How was Burning Man?" Because, of course, such a question belies a person's ignorance about the sheer enormity and inexplicability of the experience, which transcends experience itself.

Let me say this, the burn was everything I needed it to be, everything I wanted it to be. Plus none of that. It was spiritual, physical, mental — it was everything, it was literally everything. …You can’t get it, you literally cannot get what Burning Man was. It’s like trying to explain that to you would be like trying to explain the Bhagavad Gita to a jar of sand.


[h/t: Laughing Squid]

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