The parents of a young Chinese American girl named Mei lovingly speak to her through lyrical text, encouraging her to view herself as beautiful and to see her heritage as a gift. They thank her for helping them adjust to their new home in the United States and reassure her that no matter what others say, where she came from should not be considered a detriment, but an expression of creation’s beauty.
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