What a crazy week it's been! Thursday we drove out to Belgium, ate a massive plate of skinny fries and camped out in a field. We made a big fire, heated some rocks and built an improvised sauna inside a sprinter van. Also baked some bread on a stick by the campfire - first time I've heard of this and it's way better than marshmallows. It was awesome!
Sunday I made it out to the Dutch Burning Man decomp, and it was also sick! Awesome day program with super insightful talks and workshops. Great laser and fire show outside. Crazy amount of stages and soundscapes and performances. Kept going all night and took the bus back home to Eindhoven the next morning at 9am. Kept up the energy by drinking Mate. I wish this drink was more popular back home, it's the best. Tastes delicious, it's not too sugary and the cafeine really keeps you energized.
Was struggling with buggy software and had trouble with the final video exports i've been working on. And just in time Adobe emailed me with a free one week trial of Premiere and company. Goddam is stuff easier when you're not macgyvering some old hacked versions by changing version names in text edit files and constantly re-linking media. Cranked that shit out in a day! And exported it all too, since media encoder actually worked.
Yesterday we had a whole day cleaning out the houses we've been living in. It was hard work, lots of dumpster runs but we really made good progress. And to cap the night, Alejandro the Mexican Badass build a temazcal out of scraps in the backyard - so it was sauna round 2! He led the whole thing, in a traditional Mexican way and we did some singing and sharing in the steam. I'm going to miss this little weird community we have going here in the Netherlands.
Sometimes, I wonder what have I done to be so lucky and to always be surrounded by such amazing people. Also, sometimes I dread the future because it's hard to imagine life can be that good all the time. I fear some hard times will come eventually, and I hope I'm ready to face them.