Day 195: Something Beautiful—The White Night

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

Three days. Three days until Alaska. An unexpected bucket list entry. The western big sky vistas humble. The question in my head is do those vistas expand further in Alaska. My largest Strathmore watercolor pad could not possibly do justice—but I will pack it and hope to catch more than a few 20 minute painting sessions.

Alaska is not as mysterious or seem as remote as when I was a child. But if I felt off the grid in LaFox, Illinois and Belmont, Wisconsin—I cannot imagine some sense of having travelled to the moon after the trek north. Only 350 miles from the Arctic Circle, I am curious to experience the midnight sun in Bethel and Anchorage. The Russians call it “the white night”— or, as I build my French for Paris—la nuit blanche.



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 195: Something Beautiful—The White Night

  1. Bea Neal says:

    Have a WONDERFUL time!

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