June 29th, 2005

  • cobweb

Paper Lanterns

I haven't been to the burn since 2002 - so I am not sure if this is still happening on the playa, but the last time I was at the burn there was a ceremony with paper lantern. They had small candles in them and were released into the sky (almost like little glowing hot air balloons). It was incredibly beautiful.

A friend of mine recently died and I was thinking doing a similar ceremony might be really fitting and beautiful - I just don't know how to make the little flying lanterns and can't even seem to find a webpage with information about them.

If you have any idea what I am talking about please point me in the right direction. It would mean a lot. Thank you.

Playa out of tent?

Has anyone here actually tried to get the playa OUT of your things? Right now I'm attempting to air out my tent for this weekend, but the playa is not going ANYWHERE. I'm not sure if I should wet it or would that make things worse?
Thank you!