Day 190: Something Beautiful—The peace of another time

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

There was a vintage baseball tournament at Coney Island Park in Cincinnati. With a visiting friend, I sat under wide-armed Sycamores on the banks of the Ohio River. Took in baseball as it was played before 1869. The Cincinnati Red Stockings, Norwood Highlanders, Dayton Clodbusters. No ball gloves. Odd little hats. Colored long stockings. Gentlemenly. We marveled at first base men who congratulated opponents landing in their territory. The pace was slower. The place quieter than Great American Ballpark. But the players worked hard and everyone seemed to relish a slow day watching men strive to excel without berating their opponents. Enjoy billowing cumulous clouds and aqua skies over the swollen brown river with quite moving barges and families relaxing without hurry. The peace of another time—la pace di un altro tempo.

small-ship-cruising-on-the-ohio-river

orb aerial view

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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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