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.