Roadburn 2018 Trip Pt. 5: A Letter to Planet Earth from Planet Roadburn

roadburn window

Dear Planet Earth,

Hope you’re well. We’re here, sort of tucked away into this little corner of the universe, doing fine.

It’s been two days now. We’re right in the thick of it, this temporary alignment between our two worlds that comes once a year always right around now. Next year it’s a little earlier. But it’ll still be springtime. Boy, we’ve lucked out on the weather this year, I’ll tell you. If it wasn’t so indicative of imminent planetary disasters, floods, storms, etc., it’d be downright pleasant.

Anyhoo, it seemed like it was time to drop a line. The first thing you need to know is that we’re okay. All of us here. We’re fine. Don’t worry about us. I know it’s easy to look over at your neighbors on Planet Roadburn and see a bunch of beards and black shirts and beers and smokes and whatever else. See people in the cafes in Weirdo Canyon and up by the train tracks outside Koepelhal and think the whole thing’s gone to hell. That’s not really the case. We’re okay.

The second thing you need to know is that you don’t understand, and that’s okay too. Nobody expects you to. Hell, a lot of us don’t even want you to. It’s fine. Just let it be what it is. It’s been two days now with two more to go and we’ve just about achieved galactic apogee. This is a special time for us. Today is a special day. So was yesterday and the day before. Tomorrow will be too.

We’ll be back sooner or later. Our two planets will move out of sharing the same spacetime continuum for another year, the dimensions will move out of phase, and we’ll go back to whatever we’re going back to a little bit different than when we left. That’s why we do this. If you don’t get it, no worries. If it did, you’d be here and not there.

The most important thing we want to say is thanks. Thanks for giving us this corner of space to exist while we can. We wish you nothing but the best.

Thanks again. Stay in school, eat your vegetables and don’t be a dick.

Your friend,
Planet Roadburn

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply