……actually I did not forget…..I barely studied it and time crept up on me and all of a sudden I was on Stage in a three man production and the audience was seated behind me and I was trying to improvise my dancing without knowing what the other two men were doing all the while I was trying to fool the audience into thinking that I knew my part as I danced holding the chorography notations and the only escape was to awaken from this dream and write it down……so I did……whew!
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…today we journeyed in our Ford Explorer to Corrolejo to the Tequila Distillery in search of blue bottles to add to the adornment at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray. It is only 1.5 hours from here…an easy drive. We pulled up to the Front Gate of the Distillery which is housed in a former hacienda built during the Modernist Period…it is quite spectacular and reminded us of Barcelona. We were greeted by the General manager and I introduced myself as an artist from San Miguel. He was quite generous and we were given a private tour of the facility by a young man and woman. Later the General Manager…Don Leonardo took us in his Mercedes to the Bottle Factory and he showed us the whole production. We were very impressed and grateful for his generosity…we purchased a huge amount of blue bottles…..the first of many trips….I promise…I felt like I was in some wonderful magic time bubble and the atmosphere was dripping with ideas that I gathered and brought back with me for the continued adornment of our world here at Casa de Las Ranas…Viva Mexico!
Richard at Corralejo Distillary
……why don't you go to Burning Man?…….They say…for sure you must go to Burning Man…And I just say no…However, I do encourage them to go to Burning Man and live outside their box for a few days. I encourage them to bring that Spirit back with them and incorporate it into their lives. Cuz…see…..ummmmm…like uh….we kinda live out of the box everyday…….and like I lived in a commune in the desert for four years…….I know crowds…..I know dust……I know vistas……I know the Spirit of creating together….and I loved every moment of those years……So Burning Man is a good thing…..I encourage everyone to go who feels the need to….your lives will be enhanced….expansion will occur……I promise….
I remember remarking one night back in 1967 in Mountain View, California after consuming multiple mind/body/soul enhancers that were popular at the time, "I hope I never grow up!" Call it neither a curse nor a blessing……but I am still that same boy with that "up against the wall" attitude…maybe a softer version….but I never became an identifiable member of the "box"….so tonight we are going to a party here in San Miguel that will be coinciding with the Burn up in Black Rock City…..I am dressing very tribal/casual and bringing my "inner boy"…..gonna have fun and watch the burning peñata….Viva la Vida!