April 8th 2019
Day 11 / 365 || Week 3
I got (s)prayed on
I arrived at one of my favorite little coastline sleepy towns called Morro Bay. I used to call it Sorro Bay because this place brings me back so many memories. Over a year ago I came here to get away from my #Vanlife adventures, rented out a room at a friends house called “The Castle” and spent every morning for a month mourning a complicated relationship that I had put myself in. This relationship was tearing me a part and I just didn’t feel the urge to be alone in my van. Good thing I had good friends and a safe place to rest my tired mind at the time. It’s now been over a year since then and it was the first thing I thought about when I pulled up to the rock.
I sat for awhile thinking about it, but nicely enough I was invited to get out of that zone and go capture some footage around the rock with some new found friends that had also stopped to take some footage with their drone. We captured gigantic waves cresting and spraying over the rocks and ate spicy pistachios. After about an hour of wandering we all said goodbye. Before departing I was asked if I could be given a prayer by one of the guys. I hadn’t had anyone actually pray for me in a long time, but it didn’t feel forced so I said yes. Surprisingly enough, I felt it to be a very kind gesture. If you know me, you’d know that I am not religious in anyway, but I felt that in this moment it was heartwarming to think that this stranger was rooting for me and my happiness in this life, and genuinely wanted good things for me. Morro Bay has a way of showing up in my life.
April 9th 2019
Day 12 / 365 || Week 3
It’s another year and my first day back onsite at Lucidity. Time will be skewed from now until the festival is over. All I know that it is time to build and time to capture.
April 10th 2019
Day 13 /365 || Week 3
It takes a village to do a lot of things, especially to build the dream! This is my 5th Lucidity and every year I have been here to help capture the build of this beautiful festival. It’s incredible to see how many things can get used over and over again each time. #EndSingleUse. Bamboo is one of the most used things here because of how strong it is and how well it does in so many situations. It helps as a structure to build up stages and it also can be used to create walls, which we use at the Branches Art Gallery to showcase the beautiful art that gets hung up. Its important to not puncture the bamboo with anything like nails, because it will loose its integrity. When something needs to be strapped to it, like a shade structure or a sign, the best way is to use bungee cords, rope or wire wrap. Zip ties are a last option because… remember #EndSingleUse
April 11th 2019
Day 14 /365 || Week 3
Colors. Rainbows. People helping people. Hard work. Laughing. Getting shit done. This is Lucidity.
April 12th 2019
Day 15 /365 || Week 3
Lucid Stage brought the opening ceremony in the morning and dropped the beat at night, while Branches Art Gallery had many awesome pieces up and a hologram cube to play with.
April 13th 2019
Day 16 /365 || Week 3
Saturday - Day and night.
It’s hard to decide where to spend my energy. I want to chase the light for some amazing day photos, but I also don’t want to get to overzealous with it because there is so much to capture at night as well - like Opiou! Well that went out the window when my camp - 3rd base. We collaborated a mobile disc golf cart together. We ratchet strapped a disc golf basket to wagon and went around the grounds with it. I get emotional thinking about how Lucidity has really changed me over the years. I have a huge group of REALLY GREAT FRIENDS> Ones I don’t know what I would do without now in my life. Literally dozens of them. It makes my heart full. Combine this with music, jams, hangs outs, good talks, insights and lots and lots of laughter.
April 14th 2019
Day 17 /365 || Week 3
Sunday - My favorite day of any festival.
Everyone has a favorite day and mine is always on the last day. It feels like everyone has gotten used to being in their elements and silly vibes are high.