i gained my first shroom experience last wednesday and i must say, despite what i was told by my knowledgable and ever-reliable friends, i still had no clue what i was in for. i know i'm extremely young, but i still have nothing to compare tripping to. it's out there by itself. for some reason, i always thought shrooms would just be a warped version of getting stoned. was i wrong or was i wrong?! i suppose one of the biggest things you have to keep in mind is that you can't completely share a moment with others when you're tripping. at least this was true for me. i was so buried within my own thoughts and visuals. ideas were shoved into my brain like it was no one's business. of course, this was all when i was peaking. now, when i was coming down, i walked through a field in the middle of the night hand in hand with my best friend. gazing up at the stars, loving eachother to no end, being goofy, talking crazy talk (seemed rational to us, though). i must say, it was one of the most touching moments of my life. i will never in a million years be able to deplete that evening from my memory. it was intense, incredible, indescribable. i loved it, but in a much different way than i love ben folds or writing. it's worth a try, but i'm not sure how many tries. mind open. eyes closed. dig.