August 16, 2020. Written by Edward Attwood
“We’re in a neighbourhood now; I wanna get out and explore…”
Many adult youths in Victoria are noticing massive changes to their everyday routines during the second wave of lockdown.
“(B. Lucky & Sons is) a venue that relies on human interaction, relies on that intimacy, and relies on that physicality for people to come in.” - Dylan Marshall. Manager of B. Lucky & Sons, Melbourne Central, Victoria.
The digital clock shows 7:30pm. It’s time to turn off the videogames, the TV, and all devices. A young girl wearing a pink, scruffy unicorn shirt jumps off the couch. “I first have to get out my book. Brush my teeth. Go to the toilet if I need to,” giggles the seven-year-old. “And I have to turn on my desk light. And, only sometimes put up my ears,” Jaime Horowitz yells enthusiastically.
Tishien’s shift is about to end on this average, gloomy Thursday evening. It would’ve ended ten minutes ago, but the nurse she’s waiting to handover to is running late. She drives home, removes her pure white clothes for a shower, then dressed up in long striped pants, big boots, and tank top; the night has begun.