Day 214: Something Beautiful—Simple and Grand

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

There is a certain weaning when a peak experience ends. Consuming beauty of great scale hypnotizes and spoils. I remember during a last visit to Beluga Point, standing with the mountain winds blowing around me  looking at the enormous mountains shaded in evening blues. The late day sun transforming into the golden white night. And realizing that even trying to memorize every color, every smell, and every sound—that the true sense of all of it would quickly disappear. You can’t hold on to it.

So, you adjust and make peace with the loss and look for something else that moves your heart and soul.  Sometimes it is as simple as the other was grand. The heart is resilient and— ready to love again. Pronto ad amare di nuovo.

Photo by Tom McLaughlan at


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 214: Something Beautiful—Simple and Grand

  1. Bea Neal says:

    Beautiful. Is this from your garden?

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