Day 203: Something Beautiful—St. Sophia’s

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

A redeeming moment for Bethel. In our travels between the airport and pilot houses where we are working, we passed the familiar gold onion-shaped domes so identified with traditional Russian architecture. Under the domes a red roof and the white walls of St. Sophia’s Russian Orthodox Church in Bethel, Alaska. I have found something of beauty  and it shines through the weary, greyed buildings and homes.

The congregation filled with beautiful native faces. In a small, tired-looking universe, a sign both bright and hopeful—luminoso e pieno di speranza.



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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