Day 108: Something Beautiful—Palest Gold on Night Blue

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

Last Friday night I listened to Chanticleer sing acapella in Cincinnati, Ohio’s St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Part of the series “Music in a Great Place.” The Greek revival interior  is not what you expect from an American cathedral—different and quite spectacular. For me, besides the music, the true beauty of the night belonged to the synagogue across the street. On stepping outside around 9:30pm, the Isaac M. Wise Temple posed dramatically in pale gold facade lighting with a frame of  deep night blue sky.


The rich soft blue against the orange lit brick—a play of complements. 15 minutes later, the sky fell black and the moment was gone. Ephemeral, dramatic, beautiful.

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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