Edits from in square brackets. I got home, took a long shower, slept for nearly 12 hours, woke up, and took another long shower. Time to reflect on the Burn as a whole. I certainly accomplished all of that. On Friday we had an internal camp burn. Then the person goes away and their campmates say things they appreciated about having them with us, then they come back. I certainly have issues, but they are things I need to deal with and not things I need to let go of. I realized later that I do know some things about this person, but the fact remains that I barely talked to them.
The playa definitely took its toll on me — it was an exceptionally dusty year, and I got a bad case of playa lung, as they call it. Burning Man is held on a giant dry lake bed covered in alkali dust, which becomes more and more churned up as the week goes on. Every gust of wind sends giant clouds of fine white dust into the air, sometimes so huge that they obscure the entire sky and limit visibility to less than 5 feet! These whiteouts can last for hours, and we had a few pretty nasty ones this year. I had an early arrival pass, so I could go up before the event actually started to help my friend assemble his art car.
It won't be easy. My youngest starts Kindergarten next fall. She has encouraged me to read LDS. I am struggling with keeping our worlds overlapping. Having said that, I believe strongly that it takes a special individual who can remain active in the church and have a non-traditional marriage. First, my dad was a wonderful husband to my mother the greatest mom on earthand a wonderful father to me. If she is motivated enough to want to go on a mission, she will likely not settle for having a second class "eternal companion" you who is a convert or one who cannot be sealed to her for eternity. The doctrinal and afterlife issues around a non-temple marriage are an entirely different topic, and one that I am personally much more at peace with than my questions about how one might make an interfaith marriage work in this life. She may be beautiful, friendly, and sincere.
I do not see this going well. She won't look at anything "anti-mormon" but if it's on LDS. Seek advice, and like the chick said, talk and talk and talk untill its all sorted out in your mind, and in his. So I am always alone,our communication is not fully connected, he has no time to talk everything with me, causing a lot of misunderstanding. As a man who married a non-Mormon woman, my story has a slightly different view point, but it comes down to essentially the same principles. This sub is a great place to do that. I have had more than one girl, who I had definite chemsitry with, who the girl really liked me and we had deep and intense conversations as well as a real physichal connection to. Joanna mentioned that our theology is rich with opportunities for second chances. On the other hand lol handshe may fall into tearing guilt and leave you immediately.