loveandlettuce

J U L I A S H E P L E Y 🍑

🍍Crafting my life around happiness and following my heart 💛In love with people 🌊Inspired by adventure 🌱Always creating and seeking 📍BURLINGTON, VT

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Howdy 👋🏼
Harvest 🍅
Summer surely ain’t over peeps 💧
Proud to call @claymohrlighting a best friend. Check out his feature in @sevendaysvt. He is one of the hardest workers I know and his art is f$&@?# incredible!!! Been posing for him naked since 2006 🤪 ♥️
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“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for - and if you dare of meeting your hearts longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool - for love - for your dreams - for the adventure of being alive.” -Oriah Mountain Dreamer
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This day will always be etched in my identity. I was 10 years old when 9/11 happened and it was the first time I got really clear that there was evil in the world. I would sit for hours in front of the TV balling hysterically while the names of hundreds of victims were shown. I was overwhelmed with love for everyone that risked their life to save people, everyone who lost their life and everyone who lost friends and family. I was overwhelmed with fear at the possibility that there was this hate in the world and for the years that followed I didn’t go to bed without fear in my heart and tears in my eyes. . . I can close my eyes and feel her, my 10 year old self. No matter how lucky I was to be so privileged to be safe going to bed in my quiet cozy house, night would come and I could feel my throat closing because I knew what was coming. I would get in bed and feel the suffocating energy of all the pain in the world. The sorrow and fear of thousands would pour through me and I wept night after night. I could feel the heartbeats buried in the ruins, the whispers of worried children, and the mothers weeping. Sometimes I close my eyes and go back to my 10 year old self, I hold her face and kiss her wet cheeks and I tell her she is going to survive this and the world needs her big heart. I know now that I was taking pain away from those who needed it and for that I would do it all 1000000 times over. . . When I was ready, the sound of crickets eventually flooded my bedroom. They were always there but I could finally hear them. To this day they’re the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard. I wouldn't trade those years for anything, they taught me how to feel deeper than I ever thought I could. The war continues on with hundreds of thousands dead. Every time someone goes into a school with hatred in their heart and guns down innocent people I’m brought back to this place. . . My heart swells today for the world. My heart swells today with everyone who needs more love. All my energy is flowing to the families hurt by 9/11. I can feel you, I am with you, and I love you.
Pops 🎾 🌊
Holy crap @otismtngetdown !!!! Thank you so much for such an incredible weekend. Over flowing with love and gratitude for everyone there and this incredibly special VT community of people. The bands blew me away, so much variety and talent. Otis is a true slice of heaven. #grateful
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Sweet Stanley boy enjoying the summer views 👀
Don’t judge yourself out of your magnificence.
Sweeter than candy 🍭 🍅
Ello 👀 ♥️
My princess 👸🏻 👑 💍 ♥️
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Maine treasures 🦀
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