Day 69: Something Beautiful—Abandoned, Part 1

Something Beautiful is a 2013 self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Beauty isn’t simply born and doesn’t just die. Beauty isn’t always youth. Beauty is often quiet, unplanned transformation. Like the 1866 mill below. Forgotten in some deep crevice on the path not taken somewhere outside Sorrento. Mothered by clinging vines and hugged into brush. A reminder of things we ourselves have built and left. Lovely at the time. Full of promise and sometimes love. But left behind for a new time in which we had to move on and grow.


Someone far away sent this. Much more than a vision of what beauty can be. A reminder of how much we bring to each other in our explorations of the world, and beauty, and meaning. Grazie, Y.


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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4 Responses to Day 69: Something Beautiful—Abandoned, Part 1

  1. Jordan T.S Watkins says:

    Reblogged this on MeatyWatBlog.

  2. Miss Trigger says:

    Where is that beautiful abandonned place ?

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