"Seasons must turn."
he'll say after he tosses his offering into the fire. Then we'll all say in unison, "Let the Sun return."
From Pedalpalooza & the Politics of Fun (photo story)
"Burning Fire. Fill me with passion! Turn my words — into action!"
The ride leader, Adriane, concluded the ceremony with a reading that closed with this couplet.
False love, faded dreams, last year's deepest pain…
Some with eyes open only to an inner world as they talked of their most private pain, one after another we spoke of the past we wished to burn away…
EFFIGY ERADICATION RIDE
"Make an effigy of 'last year you' and
all the junk you want to part with,
strap it to your bike. Eradicate effigies at sunset."
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