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They, after all, have accompanied me for as long as I can recall. Their tenure has helped me turn my tiller, fill my sails, and transport me over seas to distant lands. Maybe if you take the time to get to know them, a few will do the same for you.

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Clouded Lessons

Clouded Lessons

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Clouds speak to me...we relate because...

  • We float free, drift with the prevailing winds and always go with  FLOW.
  • We are constantly changing, even disappearing and reemerging.
  • Without us, the earth would bake and the sea might probably boil.
  • We retain moisture and shade for all but we're not yet ready to return to earth and sea. 
  • We float high enough from the heat of the earth to hold moisture and cool off those hotheads.
  • We will return to Earth when we are full and the conditions are suit us. 
  • We are cooler and lighter than the earth, but as heat rises from below, we get blown around.
  • We float high above because we are light, screen and shadow
  • We can be heavy with tears, but we are not sad, gloomy or confused.
  • We release, refresh and rejuvenate when and where we choose.
  • We may appear dark on the horizon, but that does not mean we are angry.
  • A meteorologist may predict our cover, but he/she only estimates our location and duration.
  • Lightning and thunder do not always suggest we are full, angry or ready to release.
  • Clouds change size, shape, shadow, substance every moment.
  • Life would not be the same without us doing our part to make the Earth habitable.
  • We create sky art that humans pay artists huge prices to create on canvas.
  • We have not yet been harnessed, collared or corralled for mankind's energy.
  • We respect gravity, but we stay above the fray for many reasons.
  • We hold and hide other energy in thunder and lightning.
  • We symbolize hope, dreams, emotions and even homes for human spirits and deities.
  • No one has yet to discover our silver lining.
  • We bring more continual and varied beauty to the skies than any creation.
  • We are needed yet appreciated or denigrated for different reasons.
  • Humans would neither understand nor appreciate clear skies without us.
  • We don't bother human nature unless humans are bothered by our behavior. 

Actually, clouds may communicate as clearly than clear days.  Like humans, clouds shoot the breeze when they blow by. Not a airy care above, clouds display their attributes and altitudes.. They convey atmosphere, altitudes, attitudes and aptitudes. If you have spent any time in Nature, you may have read these signs.

 

    Probably humans' most famous cloud poem and tribute to Nature by William Wordsworth

    Leaving Cammie

    Leaving Cammie

    Seeing Stars

    Seeing Stars