Day 287: Something Beautiful-A Portal Pretty

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

I am a day behind. Alas, my wild gardening ambitions during the government furlough have  put me in a pissing match with poison ivy. It won. But this too will pass and focusing on something beautiful will be an especially important activity the next week or two.  A diversion from the unsightly rash facing me each time I stand before the mirror.

And so, the object of my aesthetic distraction today is one of my favorite European subjects—it’s magnificent doors. This photo of a building a few steps down from the fabric store we saw our first day exploring Florence. That such beauty is common place, in an small and secondary street, on modest as well as grand buildings — is wonderful. A great metaphor for extending welcome, pride in property, and the importance of beauty in the everyday and functional.


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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