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Radiant Paragon of Beauty

I was doing a photo shoot during the sound check for "Femme Fatale," performed by the YAO (Young Artist Orchestra), a part of the DYAO (Denver Young Artist Orchestra). Lily Chang © 2018 Hearing and watching young musicians preparing for the first big concert of the season was inspiring and wonderful. It was a joy… Continue reading Radiant Paragon of Beauty

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Making Music and Joy

Numerous volunteer music teachers dedicate time, wisdom, gifting, and love into teaching children how to play musical instruments. They do this every week during the school year, to encourage consistent practice, improve skill, and build relationships with these young people. This all started from the vision of a business man who loved music and wanted… Continue reading Making Music and Joy

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Fragmented Beauty

Sometimes the impact occurs fairly early in life. One of my children struggled with sight. I was convinced severe nearsightedness wasn't the only issue at hand. True, she couldn't identify anything that was merely a yard away. But, something in the reaction, her panic, sent off alarming sirens. An optometrist didn't figure out the problem.… Continue reading Fragmented Beauty

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Appreciating Beauty in the Ordinary

There isn't enough time to stop and observe what's around us. Life is go, go, go. I'm there. Really, I am. I've got to find time to work, do all the regular household stuff and car maintenance, take care of four kiddos, and write. When it's not summertime and the kiddos are in school, add… Continue reading Appreciating Beauty in the Ordinary

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Persnickety Physical Perfection

For those who want a serious or tame read, skip this post. Sassafras here. Lingering, wallowing, and then drowning in tears, self-loathing, tears, tears, despair, and more tears, all over not looking just "right" or "perfect." Wait a second, that's not quite right. I'm too fat. I have a belly. My chest.... Well, I've heard… Continue reading Persnickety Physical Perfection

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More of Nature’s Beauties

Today, my carpal tunnel has me in writhing pain. But, I want to bless you with more of nature's beauties I've captured in photographs, especially since many of you seemed to appreciate the last time I posted Nature's Little Beauties. Enjoy! N.B.: You can click on the individual images. Lily Chang © 2018

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Making Life Delicious One Bite at a Time

The daily grind can be downright frustrating, annoying, and discouraging. There's a threshold for tolerating such nonsense. Listening to others' word vomit. Inching through traffic moving no faster than a slimy snail. Doing thankless jobs and tasks. Then, it becomes too much. Yet, many of those irritations remain unavoidable. We have to put up with… Continue reading Making Life Delicious One Bite at a Time