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