Similar to serendipity
: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for
Except on the Playa
where Burning Man
is held. The atmosphere of Burning Man allows for the availability of having something you value or wanted, plopped into your lap unasked for and unexpectedly, much faster than almost anywhere else in the world.
Friend 1: "Man, I am so craving filet mignon right now."
Friend 2: "Yeah, it's crazy - that would be really great right now. Too bad we're in the middle of the desert."
10 minutes later, out of the blue...
Stranger walking by: "Hey guys! They're handing out samples of filet mignon a block away, go get some before they run out."
The friends looked at each other,ran over and enjoyed the steaky goodness.
Friend 1: "Talk about playadipity! Only here man, only here."
A common term for the environment/location where Burning Man
The desert is made of the alkaline dust of an ancient sea bed, playa-dust
, which gets into everything.
"Hey are you going to the Playa this year?"
"Yeah, I don't think I'll ever get the dust out of my stuff from last year anyway. Might as well go to another Burning Man."