God, Jules, this is some powerful and beautiful writing. I saw that it was a long read and should really be doing other things, but I couldn’t stop reading. Brilliant stuff. 16 — what is it about 16?!
I can’t help it, I have to share this link to my own rave about that curious stew of 16 — we should commission others to write 16 and publish a collection of the results. ‘A Snapshot of Sixteen’ or something. Or, I should say, someone else, someone with money and power, should publish it.
Thanks for the great read.