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Hope is in the bittersweet – she waits among failure, dances among the depressed. Hope carries a small flashlight in grief, totes a silver lining in the wake of anguish. She lives, she breaths: Hope is human.

FEATURE OF THE WEEK – Zaakirah Nayyar – “Photography Saved My Life”

Hello readers, every Wednesday here on When Life Gives You Lemons I feature the work of another artist, writer, and creative thinker. Today, I have chosen to feature a young woman I met in high school named Zaakirah Nayyar. As … Continue reading

FEATURE OF THE WEEK – Kaylah BIASED

Artistic, driven and passionate – these three words describe the multi-talented and creative thinker I’ve chosen for today’s feature-of-the-week: Kaylah BIASED. A friend of mine and fellow artist, she truly represents a young person that strives daily to perfect her … Continue reading

FEATURE OF THE WEEK – Miguel Sanchez

Hello readers! It is that time again: feature of the week! Every Wednesday at 1pm, I feature the work of another writer, artist, or designer on When Life Gives You Lemons. It’s my way of showing support as a fellow … Continue reading

Creative Ambient Advertising

Happy Wednesday, readers! Looking for something to make you chuckle on your lunch-break or something to distract you from the monotony of work? Look no further than today’s feature of the week: e-MORFES. Their post on clever advertisements will make you look twice, think twice and you might even think about the way YOU see advertising. Enjoy your Wednesday, the day known all to well as HUMP DAY.

PS: Stay tuned for this Saturday’s post at 12pm when I’ll be posting an update on how my summer is going. 🙂

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A Little Less Talk and A Lot More Jazz

*Today, I’d like to share my love of jazz with you, my reader. Normally on Mondays I post poetry, but today I thought I’d do something a little different.

One of my favorite jazz musicians, Chet Baker, a vocalist and trumpet player, is the inspiration behind this Monday’s post. If you’ve never heard a record of his, let me spell it out for you: He is amazing. His voice is hauntingly smooth – it almost sounds like his throat is coated with honey, and that the musical notes have no choice but to roll out eloquently and soothingly. He is responsible for creating one of my favorite songs of all time – the notes are slow and rich, the theme perfectly romantic. Overall, the song evokes a sense of deep yearning, a sense of hopeless love, and a touch of mysticism. Take some time from your day, even if you’re not remotely interested in jazz/jazz musicians and listen to the song, While My Lady Sleeps. Venture into that place with me – the place where all else fades away, your worries, your regrets, and sorrows, and all you can hear are the sweet melancholy tones of Chet Baker singing his heart away. Enjoy!

While My Lady Sleeps by Chet Baker

The moon will rise
but all in vain –
For there’s no use in shining
while my lady sleeps


The breeze will sing
a sad refrain –
because her heart is pining
while my lady sleeps


Starlight and moonlight
and amorous melody wasted –
What can they mean
when i’m yearning for kisses never tasted?


The night may hold a million dreams –
but when her eyes discover
just a lonely lover
she will hurry on
with a sigh to the dawn,
while the willow tree weeps
and my lady sleeps…