On Sunday night they burn the man. 15,000 people huddled around a huge figure screaming "BURN IT! BURN IT!" Bodies are decorated. Faces painted. This is the culmination of a week of creative unleashing…and the pitch is incredible. 1000's of complicated lives are for a moment focused on the fire. Nothing exists except for that single element. We all get a phoenix-treatment as pent-up remorse, guilt, anger, and frustration ignites in the communal burn.

molly and the man