The final day of the Sydney Easter Show yesterday, April 18, at the Olympic Park, can be described as wet and wild. Torrential rains poured heavily throughout the day giving the whole soppy experience. Although drenched in rain, the experience is worth remembering as the child-like attitude, fun and free from worries, was evident to most adults who came to the event, including me. Everyone who came enjoyed frolicking on the different, magnanimous rides that dotted the whole park. Families, friends and lovers showed their innermost playful sides on those amusing and traditional but entertaining, carnival games. While others shared the usual carnival treats to savour not the feast but the important connections.
Farm animals like sheeps, goats, kids and fowls freely roamed the indoor Dairy Farmer’s homestead. Children were allowed to feed cups of finely chopped fodder to these wandering and fascinating creatures. An interesting way to open these children’s young minds to the protection and preservation of these taken-for-granted species.
Overall, the Sydney Easter Show experience intensifies the relevance of relationships either human-to-human or human-to-animals. It also raises the child-like spirits in adults and elders enabling them to distress, forget their worries and relive a carefree lifestyle even for a day.