From the September 2017 magazine.

Falling in love with the universe

Way out in the Nevada desert, among the stars and colorful characters, he found his sober crew

"Welcome to Canada!” A pleasant girl with a meager frame and dusty cheeks greeted me with an embrace. I could hardly believe it was true.

“Canada? Really?” I asked. “I’m finally on Canadian soil?” I dropped to the ground, flailed my limbs as if making a snow angel and kissed the fine dust floating around me. A small group of fellow Burning Man visitors looked at me with questioning faces. So I stood up and told my brief story, the sort of story that only an alcoholic might share.

-- Edward B.

Moraga, California, USA

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