Day 284: Something Beautiful—Real Good for Free

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

Paris. Day 4. I had commented to Cindy that all that was missing in our travels was music. The sultry serenades of Edith Piaf, the plaintive strains of a squeeze box. And then the universe provided. Winding our way back from the Champs d’Elysee and the Louvre, he was there on the corner of the bridge linking Ile St. Louis to the left bank. And he played “real good for free.”

IMG_2219-accordian man on isle st louis


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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2 Responses to Day 284: Something Beautiful—Real Good for Free

  1. Love the universe and it’ll love you back! Street artists always show up at the perfect time, to put that cherry on top of that sweet travel moment 🙂

  2. Ev says:

    And he looks like a sweetie with that twinkle in his eye. Looks like he has a well-worn leaflet of translations to his right. Nice moment!

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