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Burning Man 2017 Story

Burning Man comes with a lot of amazing experiences and stories for a first time visitor. It's a place where you need to go and see for yourself.  The one story I'm roughly journaling out for my own memory is about my first experience to the Temple in 2017.

Temple is known as this deep spiritual place on the playa where people share their personal messages through letters, prayers, and there own artistic inspirations to showcase things that have a deep meaning to them. For example there were writings on the wall that said "I Love you Dad. Sorry I didn't call you more." The most striking thing that happened as I walked through was a girl reading a poster on the wall and as shes emotionally reading and looking at the photo somebody says to her "What is the story behind the poster you put up and are reading."

Her story is as follows:

This is our friend Joey (Name possibly incorrect) from Salt Lake City. He came with us every year to Burning Man and was a big part of our camp. He was always so joyful and kind dancing around. Last winter he was shoveling snow for his neighbors during a snow storm and a new neighbor in the area didn't know who he was so she called the police and it was two cops who showed up when he got frightened and defensive with his shovel and the rookie police officer puled out his gun and accidentally shot him in self defense not realizing it was a shovel. She said it was very sad and he was with them every year at burning man but this year he's still there in spirit. I then said wow. Thats truly amazing. So you just put up this poster to honor him?

She says oh no. Not at all I just happen to be here right now at the exact moment you were and saw this. I have absolutely no idea who put this up....