2017 Winter Solstice: Burning Man Style

Hard to believe where December is disappearing to – one more week until the Winter Solstice and thanks to Kune Hua and Arryn Ter Smitte we have a new format for Winter 2017.

Please RSVP https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/thinkspot-winter-solstice-lowville-burning-man-family-style-tickets-41317402463 so we can plan for food and materials required. The evening is complimentary although we do request a donation of personal items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodarant, tampons, underwear and warm socks (new only please)) to be shared with people experiencing homelessness. Please consider your donation amount to represent the value of your experience for the evening.

So… here is the plan for next Thursday evening…

The purpose of ThinkSpot Solstice events have been solely around coming together as strangers or friends and finding that commonality to realize we are not alone as we walk this journey of life.

That’s the “why” – and to witness that happen twice a year is an unbelievable gift.

The lanterns have been an amazing and beautiful way to celebrate our connecting and thank you to everyone who has been part of the past nine solstice events. For the last few months we’ve been wondering about how to create something new and I’m happy to say Kune and Arryn figured it out yesterday.

Lowville Burning Man – Family Style is coming to life next Thursday (December 21st) in Lowville. For those of you who are familiar with the festival in Nevada each year you will know what happens at the end when a beautiful creative masterpiece is set on fire.

At 7:00 pm a light dinner will be available and we will begin to create a Lowville artistic expression that will be an honouring of 2017 – what we are grateful for; what we wish to let go of; and what we may have lost (a relationship, friendship, job, family member, pet – anything that is of value to us).

We will be providing wood and tools (drills, hammers, screwdrivers, nails/screws, glue) so that people can get in there and create whatever comes to life. We will also provide cedar rings and sage for everyone to use as mementos.

What you can bring is any flammable memento (non-combustible is a definite requirement, no metals or concrete) that you wish to add to the sculpture. Perhaps a shirt, a stuffed animal, a pet collar, .a letter to your higher self – anything that you wish to offer as a symbol of 2017.

At 8:00 pm we will go for a candlelight walk through Lowville Park as we celebrate the shortest day/longest night of the year – and then at 8:30 pm come back to light the Lowville Burning Man Sculpture.

At 9:00 pm we will release one sky lantern to celebrate our coming together and welcoming the beginning of longer days and sunlight.

Hope you can join us – please remember to RSVP https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/thinkspot-winter-solstice-lowville-burning-man-family-style-tickets-41317402463 and feel free to invite anyone (all ages and stages welcome) to be part of this.

Thank you again for all your support.