Day 228: Something Beautiful—Full Moon Dancing

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

I like ideas. Particularly, ones that grow into patterns or series. That’s all about design. Like music, patterns are ideas that build into larger stories that twist and turn. Move emotions.

That is what’s in my head this morning as I contemplate my “something beautiful” series and embedded mini-series about the Moon Flower. Not the first mini-series in this yearlong endeavor, but an especially lovely one. Many metaphors surrounding the existence of this rare botanical creature. Life cycles. Individuality. Hidden beauty.

The title popping into my head pleased me. It gave a different personality to the night glory and reminded me of Moondance, the Van Morrison song. Furtive, playful, shy but ebullient. All reminding me of the ideas and thoughts that go into our understanding of things. The joy of making meaning—la joie de faire sens.

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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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