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Delightful Wonders

Lily Chang © 2018

It came to me earlier that I hadn’t posted my gratitude list last week, as I had talked about doing weekly, here.

Let me delay no more.

This week, I’m thankful for:

  • being able to seek cooler grounds, when it’s hotter than Hades outside.
  • possessing an automobile to maintain the family’s hectic schedule.
  • learning a challenging but fun piece — “Venite, inginocchiatevi!” — from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
  • figuring out how to help my youngest do and hopefully understand sequencing math problems.
  • living in a state that supports the arts: visual, performing arts, music, all of it.
  • sending out queries and even enjoying the process.
  • having meaningful relationships and engaging in stimulating conversations.
  • seeing and eating well-designed, carefully prepared dishes that were works of art. Aburi hotate, from Sushi Den, is one of my all-time favorites. Today’s Sockeye Salmon from Canada was outstanding: robust in flavor, not fishy-tasting, and smooth.
  • getting positive and excited responses about getting together to celebrate my birthday this weekend.
  • seeing vivid, colorful reflections in the water at Hudson Gardens.
  • watching people enjoy life and spending time together.
  • talking with a young woman who’s passionate about rallying support for indigenous outcasts.
  • witnessing the kiddos’ love for music and listening to them practice.
  • having friends from different walks of life.
  • being part of a metropolitan area with eclectic interests.
  • spotting pleasant surprises, like the ones I saw when I picked up my glasses. See below.

Lily Chang © 2018

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