looking up to a small cherry tree with letters attached to the branches, blue sky in the background

Dear Mum – Photograph by Joy Kearney

My personal creative project since the autumn lockdown has been to read through all the airletters I wrote to my Mum when I was at boarding school. She lovingly kept all my letters from 1964 to 1969.
One day I attached a few of the airletters to the weeping cherry in my garden which is where my mother’s ashes are buried.

Joy volunteered for Od Arts Festival in 2018.