Day 217: Something Beautiful—Something Zhivagoesque

I was very young when I first saw Dr. Zhivago.  David Lean’s expansive Siberian landscapes and poetic narrative cast a spell. So much so that I spent my entire savings at that time to make a Russian trip my first adventure overseas. The trip did not disappoint. The scale. The cultural differences. Color, shape, design, history. Stunning.

Being half Lithuanian contributed a romantic kinship to the fascination. When I found this image of Belogorsk Monastery in Perm, Russia,  the same sense of wonder and beauty came over me. This is how it will always be when I see the Russian landscape frosted with wedding dress white or dotted with crown gold onion domes. Wonder and beauty—meraviglia e la bellezza—чудо и красоту.

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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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