Currently, the Perth International Arts Festival is on in the city of Perth. There is much to see and do.
Over the weekend have been ‘the Giants’. These giants are massive puppet like structures that travel the world by boat only stopping in a few countries to walk the streets and put on a display for people.
They are magical creations of art and truly unique and not something you will see all of the time. Here in the city of Perth were many different generations as it was a public spectacular that could be appreciated and enjoyed by all.
From children, to young adults, to adults and older people such as grandparents.
In addition, there was a mixture of cultures and people from all walks of life to see the Giants as it will probably never happen againDefinitely
Last weekend was Australia Day, a public holiday each year for everyone in Australia to have the day off, celebrate Australia and being Australian and enjoy you on this day.
Most people congregate around a pool or down at the beach, generally where there is cool refreshing water. Friends and families get together and celebrate the time with each other, sharing food, drinks, stories, love and laughter.
Generations come together. With parents and their children spending time together or the extended family comes around. Perhaps an adolescent pool party that the oldies refuse to miss the fun of and join in whether it is to assist or to party.
The party I attended to had many different generations together. From the young kids who played in the shallow end of the pool under the watchful eye of their parents, to the young adults of my age, to the parents of friends hosting the party with their friends also all around.
It was a hit of a day, great music thanks to the hottest 100, with quality speakers, plenty of ice for drinks, a sausage sizzle, 2 pools, shaded areas, beer pong, great people and an all-around great day.
I’m sure wherever you were for Australia Day, you would have enjoyed yourself, and I am sure many people of different generations and cultures came together to make the most of the public holiday.
One, where generations can come together which can also be unexpected, is in the garden.
I speak with this one from experience gardening with my grandmother over the past couple of months. Because the backyard or gardening is something that does not hold particular interest dependant upon the age. It’s certainly a place where young and old people can come together to join in and create some lovely life together. To plant some flower, prune some trees and make some beauty within the beautiful soil space that a garden is.
I shared with my grandmother many stories of each others lives learning more and more about each other as I pulled weeds, pruned trees and watered various parts. Helping her out to keep her precious looking garden in a high state of order that is always is in.
We had a great time together getting our hands and knees dirty in a sense of meditative single pointed focus state that gardening so pleasantly gives you in it is because of this feel many people enjoy gardening,.
From roses to cherry tomatoes to wall creepers and sweet potato, lemon trees, cactus and so much more. The garden offers such an extensive range of products that can be used and manipulated to suit a particular way and present the garden the way you wish. Whether you use a sand base a soil base of perhaps spome local Perth mulch support like wood chips there is many options to choose for your satisfaction.
With generations coming together o share in these experiences and interests much collaboration sharing and love can end up being expressed, and it can truly be like the gardens themselves a beautiful experience had by all.
I look forward to the day of getting back out in her garden and continuing to create some great masterpieces of work and make the sunflowers shine.
Gardening another generation together outlook, one that may not be for everyone, but is one certainly for many.
The latest generation together event, i have just been to, was the Southbound Festival in Busselton WA.
It was a fantastic weekend for two days of the sunshine, music, people, food, camping, fun, play, laughter, late nights and dancing. Many at the venue had an incredible time, and the overall vibe was epic.
There were different generations together. However they weren’t too diverse, this is likely because it is more of a younger generation event to attend to. But it did not stop some of the oldies from getting their boogie on and enjoying the music.
This even goes for some of the acts like salt n pepper which have been going at it for years, and they are still killing it.
When different people of different generations come together, there needs to be a collective way of capturing these moments. Though this isn’t something that is new; it has been around for a long time, and the way I am reflecting and discussing these is through a photo.
Photos are an excellent means of collecting memories and moments into things that can be looked back upon and reflected when generations have truly come together. From the family with granddads with their grandchildren or with people on the street, photos with friends that are older or younger and social groups that have older and younger people.
Taking photos is certainly a great way of reminiscing and capturing moments as they can be looked back upon any given time to remember certain events, places, people, things or situations. In addition to making great gifts, they can be shared and loved by all.
Photos are becoming an increasingly popular thing from the days of minimal photography and capture. Now photography covers things such as your food and yourself at any given time, any given place, anywhere wherever you are, regardless of what you are doing.
Many ways photographs can be captured through includes a professional camera photographer, through yourself with a phone or a GoPro, or perhaps something more fun such as a photo booth.
Booths are great; everyone collectively gets and has photos taken for them all together. Generations can come together especially at family events whether it be a wedding or a party including photos of mum, dad, children, nephews, aunties and grandparents altogether.
Have some photo fun with these machines. Becoming a hit for events they are perfect for capturing moments of fun and playfulness rather than serious smiles all of the time.
In addition, everyone gets to be in the photo as no one needs to take it. These photos captured and created will then be determined by their process. Do they remain on the memory stick of the phone or camera, do they get printed out and given as gifts or put around the house, or deleted.
We don’t show and share as many photos as we collect. But it ultimately just means we reflect the ones that are most valuable and appropriate to us.
Regardless it’s a great way for generations to come together. Whether being an event catching a limousine know, going out to a concert, a work gig, a wedding, a party or just in general out and about.
It is wise to keep photos, capture, share and show different generations and different people smiling and laughing together in a picture perfection.
A great place to come together with the family is strangely enough on the floor. Think about. Especially with Christmas coming up soon. Where do the presents get opened? On the floor of course, and on your soft plush carpet floor. Down low where everyone can sit comfortably on the same level and share love and gifts, smiles and laughter with each other.
It is a great place where people come together to lay and play with their animals such their dogs or cats, or something stranger like a turtle, (if you have one of those).
We can come together in a number of ways not just through outside catch ups, events or inside the house in front of the TV on the couch. Rather on the floor where we connect and are grounded to.
Another example using the outdoors is grass, and lying on it looking up at the stars, or perhaps on the beach on the sand looking out at the water,
There are really a number of places we come together on the floor where age doesn’t matter, height and size don’t matter. Its is a communal place and joining and sharing.
So remember this Christmas as you sit on your floor, whether it be on your soft carpet, tiles, floorboards or whatever it may be, know that it is a great place to be, to share in and to enjoy. Obviously make sure it is clean but hey that is a given.
Get your shoes off, get grounded and enjoy the feeling underneath you.
Following the Perth Street Festival last night so many different generations of people were there from young to old. However, regardless of age everyone was there for the same reason, to be out on the festive street in the beautiful sunshine and enjoy a lovely day.
Everybody came together to listen to good music, to enjoy good food and to be around good company. From families with young children to the young teens to the oldies, everybody was happy to get around and be a part of the vibe.
It is quite good that certain events allow people to share with each other despite the differences in generations of age and be apart of experiences together. Last night in the festival a prime example of this occurred in a thing called the Dance of Freedom with many different people collaborating together under the space of a marque.
It essentially was a massive and open dance off where there was no judgement, no difference whether you were young or old. Everyone was there to shake what booty they had and have a good time having a dance.
I think it is a very good for people to come together especially young and old through such an open form of creativity. To express themselves, have fun, collaborate, dance and share the experience together as opposed to just being in each others presence.
Though together, there were till many instances where this was not the case. For example, many of the younger generations were spending most of the time and energy into the lining up for the alcoholic venues to listen to hip hop music. The oldies, however were more content to sit on the chairs and listen to some smooth jazz.
All generations thoroughly enjoyed the street festival, and I am sure many are looking forward to its return next year, both young and old.
I’ve come around this thought process of how different generations do different things, have different interests, be around different types of people etc. But my curiosity is in observing generations coming together bar these differences.
This relates to an experience I had on the weekend when waiting outside in the city for my friend to arrive in meeting me for dinner. In the midst of my wait a flash shiny as all hell limousine pulled up right across the road from where i was standing. Now this thing was a beauty and literally looked fresh of the showroom floor (despite limos not actually available on showroom floors, you get the jist), and drew much attention.
Like on offroad limo
What I noticed though as I was watching was the different generations of people who came out of the limo. Now generally speaking you would assume, well i assume anyway that although this isn’t completely out of the ordinary, but In my experience limos are used when young guys and girls are hitting a night out on the town, or older people perhaps attending a wine tour or some sort of business trip, perhaps fancy restaurant dinner.
Strangely enough, there were mixed generations pouring out of this limo. From young people who look like they had just reached adulthood, to middle aged men and women and then even elder men and women. Like i said it wasn’t completely out of the ordinary, as they could have been family or possibly all work together, but its just a sight i wouldn’t normally expect to see. I cant imagine gramps fist pumping in the limo to the surround sound and disco lights, nor see the teenager respectfully sipping champagne and talking about the olden days.
I wonder what their experience would have been like, maybe gramps has got some moves, or the teen have some old soul qualities, who knows. Perhaps generations are coming together more to share in experiences with different age people in a sense of a different experience all together.
Its funny when you look or think about these kinds of things how you notice them more often whether it be generations of people catching up for coffee, out shopping, perhaps out on the water together, or in a limousine. I do know however that i was envious of all them, would be a good experience regardless who you with.