“I’ve been playing violin since I was 5…”

“I hate to say I’m 37 years old. I’ve been playing violin since I was 5, so if you do the math, I’ve been playing for 32 years. I started as a kid, and then I started playing professionally in college in New York City, and then at the University of North Texas. I’m here in Charlottesville performing with the Ashlawn Opera Festival, which is held at The Paramount.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

“We’re having a girls’ day out…”

“We’re having a girls’ day out. We helped out with a church fundraiser for collecting food for the food pantry, we went to lunch at Bodo’s, we watched “Belle” at the Regal, and now we’re here browsing at Caspari. Despite our age difference, we are sisters in Christ.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

“I like to help people create their ideal environment for growth…”

“I love diversity. I’m an acupuncturist, and I’m an interfaith minister. Acupuncture is like gardening, and interfaith ministry is also similar [to gardening]. I like to help people create their ideal environment for growth. I’m not the healer, I’m just the gardener.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.