Under the branches of the Bruce's Cafe yarn bombed tree a crowd of locals gathered to experience the launch of Big hARTS latest project "Invisible Stories". This was one of those events in which special moments were created. An event in which I contributed nothing other than being an audience member, it was lovely.
The catering brilliantly done by Bruce's, with wine on hand. A small contingent of vintage caravans from another Big hArts project "Museum of the long weekend" formed the back drop to the event, becoming a screen in which the films were projected on as night fell.
Early Tasmanian summer can still be chilly and night time events are still a risk. Thank goodness I carry a granny rug in the back of my car. Moments like these remind me of those special feelings that you get from attending an arts conference or similar arts community event. Where you can be surrounded by those souls that can appreciate and reflect the beautiful things happening in those moments. It is not just a thing to see but an experience that is far too rare in this world. I needed to be reminded of the joy that arts brings to a community and the stories that it can tell.
One of the most beautiful philosophies shared by the Big hARTs crew is that if you know someones story, how they got into their situation, what shaped them as a human being then how could you possibly hold any resentment towards that person.
You can't hate someone when you know their story - So simple, so true.
A big thankyou to all those involved in creating the night for reminding the community and myself why it is that we do what we do and why it is so important.