YOUtopia is the San Diego Burning Man Community's official Burning Man regional event where we celebrate the vibrant creative and communal elements of San Diego and the surrounding areas.
The theme for this year is Metamorphosis – Shift Happens.
YOUtopia 2012 is a 4 day/3 night camping event that will take place on the La Jolla Indian Reservation Campgrounds from Thursday, October 18 at 10am until Sunday, October 21 mid-day. There will be no glass containers of any kind allowed on-site, and no vending, with the exception of ice. Due to the fact that October is a risky month in terms of wildfires, outside firewood will not be allowed in. Depending on wind conditions, firewood may be available for purchase on site, but this will be entirely at the discretion of the La Jolla Indian Reservation fire department.
Please review the complete rules and regulations for the La Jolla Indian Reservation Campground rules at this link. Highlighted sections of the rules, in addition to YOUTopia camping guidelines, can be found here.
Metamorphosis – Shift Happens
Will transformation. Oh be inspired for the flame
in which a Thing disappears and bursts into something else;
the spirit of re-creation which masters this earthly form
loves most the pivoting point where you are no longer yourself.
What tightens into survival is already inert;
how safe is it really in its inconspicuous gray?
From far off a far greater hardness warns what is hard,
and the absent hammer is lifted high!
He who pours himself out like a stream is acknowledged at last by Knowledge;
and she leads him enchanted through the harmonious country
that finishes often with starting, and with ending begins.
Every fortunate space that the two of them pass through, astonished,
is a child or grandchild of parting. And the transfigured Daphne,
as she feels herself become laurel, wants you to change into wind.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Sonnets to Orpheus II:12
Stephen Mitchell translation