Day 260: Something Beautiful-Cortona

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

Picking up in Paris seems overwhelming tonight give all that we have done and seen as of this 14th day of the Paris/Italy art pilgrimage. There have been moments of the absurd including hauling luggage to the train in Florence and through the narrow cobblestones of Cortona. Moving had caught up with us today as we were moved to another B&B through more stone streets and up and down steep streets. By this morning, we had abandoned an additional stop in Milan in favor of some serenity in Lake Como.

Cortona may be a tourist town but we found one of the Locals at the bus station who took pity on two overburdened travelers. A festival had blocked the bus and in trying to reach a taxi, we discovered the phone did not work. Mario was picking up his son, Allessandro, who had come in from New York. And, so gave us a ride to the town square.

Yes. It is a tourist town but every bit as lovely as the book articles and photos promise. Sitting above the landscape, the vistas are superb and inspiring–in every direction.

Today was about wine, pasta and painting…perfecto.



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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