Inside my djembe


I’ve owned this drum for, um… ok, Emily’s going to make fun of me but I can’t remember how long it’s been since we lived in Chicago, where she bought it for me as a birthday present. Say ten years, that’s going to be pretty close. This was the first time I’ve ever seen the inside of it, because it’s the first time I ever took the skin off.

That white powdery substance inside? That’s playa dust. From when we went to Burning Man.

In 2001.

If you ever go to Burning Man, don’t bring anything that you ever want to use again. Unless you really like playa dust.

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