Day 102: Something Beautiful—Hallstatt at Dusk

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

As this  greets most of you on Thursday morning, I bid you beauty this warm spring Wednesday night whose sun held on until 8pm. Mothering the palest newborn green blush of the last two days. Each year I live to love another spring evening like this. The winter sleepers take to the streets. Life finds its way outside houses and into the world where people pass close enough once again to see that we are humans and offer us a greeting filled with genuine goodwill.

Five miles from my door is the small, historic town of Milford, Ohio. A place I where Norman Rockwell would have come and stayed to paint. Small, old, and stone. Ancient trees hover and a river moats its south edge. Twilight was descending as I passed through this evening. And, as if remembering the warmth of the spring day, golden lights moved inside to glow through windows tempting passerbys to steal a moment from what could only be magic happening within.

I had no camera with me, but the photo of Hallstatt, Austria I offer brings with it everything that Milford gave me tonight. Something warm. Something new. Something beautiful.

Hallstatt, Austria Photograph by Weimin Chu

Hallstatt, Austria
Photograph by Weimin Chu


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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