Day 17: Something Beautiful-Hubba, Hubble

The only “coffee table” book I own is huge, oversized and was on sale one New Year’s Day. Photos from the Hubble. In the store I stood. Speechless. Dumbfounded. Mesmorized. Awe inspiring pictures from outer space–the cosmos. The childlike wonder never goes away. I stare at magnificent clouds of the most vibrant hues with astonishment, mouth gaping. Can such color be authentic? These were the visions that made me believe there was a God as a child. Now thinking about the universe I can get lost and even overcome by a sense of panic. I cannot fathom something that has no end. I imagine traveling in a Flash Gordon rocket and happening upon a sight like this.

O Hubble, my Hubble, O what you have seen? Someday in my starship, I’ll see where you’ve been.

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 17: Something Beautiful-Hubba, Hubble

  1. Bea Neal says:

    One of my favorite books. I used to have a screen saver that showed the pictures. Absolutely gorgeous. Only way I’m coming back is if i can captain a spaceship.

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