Day 219: Something Beautiful—The Remains of the Day

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

8:58pm. Next to my bed on a glass topped table is a tiny stone Zen garden. Carefully chosen smooth, soft-edged, pale grey, moss, brick and bisque colored stones from Ninilchik, Alaska. Children of a stony beach in the shadow of the volcano, Iliamna, and framing the local harbor. Reminders of the trip north, I went back to the photos I took a week ago. This shot as the car traveled from Whittier back to Anchorage. Beautiful. Final. Remains of the day. Resti del giorno.

***sunset at beluga pt


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 219: Something Beautiful—The Remains of the Day

  1. Ellen says:

    Darling Doctor Donna,
    I am so grateful for the opportunity to see the world through your senses. The pictures, the paintings and your words allow me to enter, for a moment, into your adventures as I sit in my office in Wisconsin. Thank you for sharing your gifts of perception and analysis with us. Blessings, my friend.
    Love, El

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