Day 71: Something Beautiful—Abandoned, Part 3

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

Down the rabbit hole. A creative mind looks at an old rail path in France and sees the mysterious entrance to a dark, bottomless future. Alice thought she was just following a bunny. But was prey for a worm hole that sucked her into another universe.

The child’s mind still alive in my head sees an emerald kingdom with unscalable green walls — an empty moat for a castle reaching far into the sky. The black keyhole is surely the portal to a magnificent


water world where mermaids live and fish sing. I expect to sprout a tail myself and return with yet another kind.   An unexpected beauty can paint the beginnings of a story we may never have conjured. A path we may never have traveled. A fantasy we have yet to enjoy.


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 71: Something Beautiful—Abandoned, Part 3

  1. Bea Neal says:

    oooooooooooooooooh, creepy but beautiful.

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