Many things burst and spark during the annual, week-long event that is Burning Man. Thousands of folks gather in Black Rock City, on a dry lake in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to celebrate the limitless yet finite thing we call life. That paradox brings out the best and worst of humans—with love hovering in the middle of the spectrum. For it is love that spawns war and it is love that brings joy. Sometimes it is found and sometimes it is lost. Thankfully, there exists a thing called Missed Connections on Craigslist for those hoping to find their star-crossed lover, Ox, or Number Twelve. We humans do crazy things for deep connection—even trading light-up jewelry for light-up hair.
Ahead, 10 of the most peculiar missed connections from this year’s Burning Man. May they all find each other in due time. And if they don’t? Well, it must not have been written in the sand stars.
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This could easily be made into a haiku. Here goes:
Where're ya umbrell-
A wind took you away. I
miss you, umbrella.
True love is giving someone your ring light in exchange for your LED hair lights.
"A beautiful needle in the worlds [sic] most chaotic haystack." Are we being sentimenal, or was that actually kind of touching? Molly really does bring out the poet in all of us.
Okay, we're reasonably sure this dude is barking up absolutely the wrong tree. Know when you've been ghosted, man. That said, we want to hear more about this redhead. What's her story? Can someone make a doc? We're intrigued.
Women take note: No man will ever be able to forget the moment you first lovingly, tenderly ask him how fast he can run. Also, can one of you out there reach out to this guy and find out his answer? Now, plz.