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Journal of Beauty 5 - Singing for a wiser world

Posted by Penny Jones on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Journal of Beauty 
Sometimes, when trying to convince the unconverted that growing fruit and vegetables is possible in the city, composting is fun and going green and being nice to each other is the only sensible option facing humanity today, words are wholly insufficient and I, for one, can feel like a broken (and very boring) record.
 
So I welcome and applaud unconventional and humourous ways of impressing on people how beautiful, precious and sensitive our planet is and how important our role of caretaker sho...
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Journal of Beauty 4 - A mind break

Posted by Penny Jones on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : Journal of Beauty 

Do you ever get anxious? Yeah, me too. Do you find yourself catastrophising future scenarios in a confused and haphazard fashion? Yup, ditto. Do you dredge up the past, re-running old conversations with things you couldashoulda or woulda said? Bingo.


Lying on my back, palms to the sky, eyes closed, deep breath and let it all go. I let go of thinking and tune in to feeling; the body I live in rises and falls with my breath, my heart thuds a reassuring beat and my skin comes alive with the h...


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Journal of Beauty 3 - A game of equals

Posted by Penny Jones on Sunday, November 20, 2011, In : Journal of Beauty 

The sun beats a sultry rhythm into Hyde Park and the breeze whispers ‘slow down, easy does it’. Kids dance in the fountain and their delighted squeals sail over the flowering jacaranda and through a giant bubble, right now, emerging from the wand of the Giant Bubble Busker. This guy, dressed as a rainbow, holds children captive with his burgeoning creation: a shimmering oily translucent blob which wavers for a time, massaged into a huge colon by the breeze, before…pop! A sudden flash o...


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Journal of Beauty 2 - Where the wild things are

Posted by Penny Jones on Saturday, October 29, 2011, In : Journal of Beauty 

24 hours in Booderee National Park, NSW, Australia

7.30pm-5.37am
Croak croak, bwaaaark, bur bur, croak, bwaaark, pop! Croak croak, bwaaaark, bur bur, croak, bwaaark, pop! Croak croak, bwaaaark, bur bur, croak, bwaaark, pop!

It’s dark. It’s late. It’s loud! There’s no mistaking the proximity of the neighbouring swamp: Croak croak, bwaaaark, bur bur, croak, bwaaark, pop!

Head on the pillow, canvas whimpering gently in the breeze, I tune in completely. As the frog chorus reaches a cres...


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Journal of Beauty 1 - My compost bin

Posted by Penny Jones on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : Journal of Beauty 

Oh ho. What’s this? A delicious earthy whiff as a greeting; a decadent orgy of decay within.

I open the side door and drop to my knees in reverence. God it’s beautiful! A wriggling and wiggling mass of bodies: worms slip sliding and intertwining, an extended family of earwigs playing rough and tumble in an eggshell, slugs high fiving tentacles in an orgasm of delight; and who’s this? Mr Cockroach, you lucky duck, you’re in heaven aren’t you? My kitchen (your previous hangout) can...


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Penny Jones Penny is a outdoor enthusiast with the main life aims of world peace and a pollution-free environment. Big dreams, you might say, but as an uncrushable optimist she believes in aiming high. She contributes to this vision in small powerful ways such as smiling, composting, growing veggies and above all by being kind to every plant, animal and human being who crosses her path. Her current motto: those who say it can't be done should get out of the way of those already doing it.
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