Day 339: Something Beautiful—Conviction

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

There are a number of things that are beautiful about the late Nelson Mandela. That he did not paint himself a saint. That he “saw” average people—and less those less than average. That he was complex and interesting. But what I find most beautiful is his conviction. Spending 29 years in prison because of conviction, that is discipline hard for me to comprehend. Many of us who have lived in imprisoning situations, have come to believe that ultimate freedom is in one’s mind. For those who realize it, that is a beautiful dream.



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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One Response to Day 339: Something Beautiful—Conviction

  1. Mary Buhrmann says:

    Wow. Reminds me of the decision people face when divorcing. Staying in a bad marriage is like a conviction…Divorcing though does not always ensure freedom. Hhhhmm, interesting topic- we will have to discuss over coffee.

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