Day 318: Something Beautiful—Variation

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

The irony of this series of bird images is that I’m afraid of them. I’ve tried to figure it out, but it’s just an irrational fear. Those closest to me have tried to figure it out. “Did the Hitchcock movie creep you out?” “Did a bird attach you?” The only bird trauma I can remember goes back to my 7th or 8th birthday party.  We raised and butchered chickens for our freezer. My brother, Ken, chased the girls at my birthday party with an amputated chicken’s claw from a butchering session. Whatever the reason, you will never see me walking up to or petting a bird. But if they are not in my personal space, I love watching them or examining the unusual beauty of birds like this peacock-pheasant. Amazing the infinite variation on one theme.

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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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