It's truly remarkable what a can-do crew can actually do when tested by adversity.
We've been blown away by the display of radical can-do happening throughout the community that would have been getting very wet and miserable by now had the gates been able to open for Seed this year.
We've been hearing about a number of 'sideburns', 'plan Bs' and 'overflow' events being organised in line with the Ten Principles of Burning Man by local crews and theme camps, small events but still incredibly tough to pull together in such a short time - it's a fantastic testament to the resilience, capability and imagination of this wonderful community.
The crew at Seed wants to thank everyone - local organisers, theme camps and participants - for creating and organising these splinter events - it means more than you know to see something so magical happening after the situation we faced less than two weeks ago.
We need to make it clear that while many of these splinter events - these Scatterings of Seed - draw on the amazing skills and talents of many people involved in Seed, none of them are officially organised or endorsed by Burning Seed.
Maybe this was meant to happen - who knows - perhaps Deep Space was all about the universe telling us it was time for our community to go back to where it started, small gatherings, like the first Seed in Bellingen in 2010, where everyone has to play their integral part in making the event happen.
One thing is for certain - for many splinter event organisers it will be more than a mini burn - it will be a baptism of fire - but for Seed it means a solid base of skills and leadership experience we might draw on in the future.
Whatever your plans for this weekend, we wish you well. Take care of yourselves and each other.
The view at Matong this week 🙁