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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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Do the Doing

Not doing anything is a choice inasmuch as doing something is. And, choices come with consequences. *** The past couple of weeks, everything having to do with writing and publishing has frustrated me to no end. The road is long. Even when writing, rewriting, writing, writing, and some more writing have taken place, the fear… Continue reading Do the Doing

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The Piano Teacher that Changed My Life

Her name is Ms. Carter. That's the name I was told to call her, when I was five. And that's what I've called her ever since. If you've been following my blog posts, you might remember me talking about taking piano lessons early on in life, such as in Beyond Competing and Winning. She's not… Continue reading The Piano Teacher that Changed My Life

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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