is temporary physical and emotional high of the festival keeping us alive?
"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That's what it's all finally about" - Joseph Campbell.
"the rapture of being alive", doesn't that capture it all. Isn't that what your feel halfway through a set of one of your favourite bands, crushed among other sweaty fans, eyes closed, singing the lyrics in unison with thousands of other souls? That eternal high, that carries your body to another plane, where nothing exists except the music and the moment, right here, right now. Isn't that why I spend half my money on this temporary high, transcending mind and body.
That idea of experiencing something on a physical plane that will make us feel, in this one moment, truly alive. This eternal quest, like the never ending search to find the perfect wave, are like bright stars in the history of your life pointing the way to greatness, to the moments when we felt the most joy and love and greatness of being. The idea that it's these moments that keep us alive, that keep us wanting new adventures, that keep our hope, that keep us striving to make the rest of our lives closer to that moment when your favourite band is singing your favourite song, just for you.
What greater thing is there in life, then to never stop chasing that dream?