Friday, September 24, 2010

Why I Do What I Do

Behind the scenes at WDYDWYD? - Burning Man 2010
Green Monkey on duty - photo by Shawn Mac


and I've missed you!

I've missed reading you.

I've missed the exchange of ideas and emotions that flow so freely here.

I've missed your truth, your talent, and your humor.

I have yet to unpack, or digest all that I experienced during my absence.

Instead, I've been uploading and tweaking over 1,600 photo's taken during my week at Burning Man.

About 50 or so of those were part of a collaborative art project called Why Do You Do What You Do?

I was a contributing photographer and also a "conversationalist" - encouraging people to share their answer to Why They Do What They Do.

A strong pulse of creativity flowed from their conviction to the lens.

Here are some of my favorites....

because ART is Life

Because when I stop learning I start dying, and Burning Man forces me to learn.

...Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time

To Experience The Self Hare Krsna Hare Rama

Because My Heart tells me to!

It's My Duty

To Leave Things A Lot Better Than I Found Them.  Or Break Them A Little Bit. 

Because I Believe in a Heaven on Earth Paradise Journey Harmony 2020

Because My Heart Tells Me To Be A Part Of The Change I Wanna See

To Find

Because My Life is a Story and I am its Author

My Life Deserves Glitter 

Because it's Fun

Life is Not a Penis.  It's Always HARD

Because it puts the heartbeat in my dance

We are a diverse bunch, wouldn't you say!  We came from all walks of life... each with a message that begged to be heard.

I too had my turn at answering Why I Do What I Do?

photo by Terri Irving Haber

Thank You For Encouraging My Joy of Writing

Thank You For Encouraging My Joy of Writing

Shannon E. Kennedy


Photo by Joan Harrison