The View through My Lens

the blog of writer & photographer Jennifer Lyn King

Light, Life, Love: 2017 Solstice

May the blessing of Light be on you, light without and light within... - Irish blessing Light Today is the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. In many ways this day is a pause, a time to look toward lighter days, to begin anew, to put those things which...

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How to Write a Book

Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”  - Virginia Woolf I haven't been writing here at my blog very frequently. From 2008 - 2016, I wrote every week, but in 2017 I have taken a...

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Creating Beauty: It Matters

"Make your tiny corner of the world beautiful, even for one brief, anonymous moment. It matters." - Nichole Nordeman Creating Beauty: It Matters A couple of weeks ago, I looked through photos on Instagram and saw a photo taken by Nichole Nordeman in the O'Hare Airport...

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The Bends in the Road

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” - Helen Keller I love Helen Keller's quote above. It seems to say exactly what I sometimes have a hard time comprehending about change in life. So many times, change feels like it's the...

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Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly I am always on the lookout for a great new book – whether it’s at the bookstore, through a Goodreads email, or when friends talk about books they love. This time around for my recommendation at GreatNewBooks.org, I went back and forth...

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