Packaging

What happens

when you peel away the celophane

from your

airtravelled roses and smell

nothing?

What happens when the confident laughing girl you met last night

wakes up beside you smudged, barefaced and vulnerable?

What happens when we take children

out of their uniforms

and see individuals instead of

data?

What would happen if we … Read more


What if

What if they wrapped your strawberries in celophane so that you didn’t miss the sweet, summer honey smell of childhood stawberry picking?

What if clothes and make up were just another kind of straight jacket to keep us wrapped in conforming shiny brittle shells of plastic?

What if the rush and busy-ness of earning was … Read more


When was the last time?

When was the last time you looked into your cat’s eyes and saw curiosity lighting you?

When was the last time you wrapped your arms around your dog and held the soft, warm, body against your stress tight chest?

When was the last time you let a cow’s long trusting tongue wrap around your worried … Read more


2020 Vision

2020 Vision

2020 vision:  20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision….Having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision.’

2020 has definately been a year when I saw things with more clarity and sharpness.  The unconscious trance, or denial I had been … Read more


Giving Birth Again

Giving Birth

Ok…so, not to another baby…

Giving birth to a different life.

The last time I wrote was at the end of July.  A different life. Since then I have been preparing myself and the boys/young men for the return to the classrooms in September.  One has a mask on all day, the … Read more


loneliness and social inequity

Covid has caused loneliness, isolated us all in our homes, kept us away from each other.  Get people back into work to improve their mental health.

School closures have caused social inequity and the sooner we get the kids back into schools the better to close that gap.

What bollocks.

We were never lonely before?  … Read more


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julieleoni.com@gmail.com