Today is for Lovers

Things I love today:

We believe that clouds are unjustly
maligned and that life would be immeasurably
poorer without them.

We think that they are Nature’s poetry
and the most egalitarian of her displays,
since everyone can have a fantastic view of them

We pledge to fight “blue-sky thinking” wherever
we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up
at cloudless monotony day after day.

We seek to remind people that clouds are
expressions of the atmosphere’s moods, and can
be read like those of a person’s countenance.

Clouds are so commonplace that their beauty
is often overlooked. They are for dreamers
and their contemplation benefits the soul.
Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see in
them will save on psychoanalysis bills.

And so we say to all who’ll listen:
Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty
and live life with your head in the clouds!

Are you looking differently at the sky, now, too?

    • Willa asking (in sign language) to visit the strawberry patch, to pick a “red strawberry, please”; she is asking for what we all want, I mean, who doesn’t love strawberries?
    • Women who wear wedding suits.
    • Like or love nautical stripes today? Love. Definitely love.
    • Beautiful cutting boards like these from Stripe

What do you love today?

2 thoughts on “Today is for Lovers”

  1. I love this manifesto on clouds! It is wonderful and I have fond memories of lying in the grass with my sisters and talking about what we see above. Such magic to discover the whale or plate of pancakes with whipped cream right there in the clouds! I like appreciating our beautiful, life-giving clouds and feeling bright and cheery regardless of whether the sun is shining through. But what about when our mood matches the cloudy, grey day? Can we accept and cherish that too? I’m working on embracing the whole spectrum of emotions my heart indulges.


    1. Cynthia, I just love your memories of searching for images in the clouds! One of my favorite art pieces in your home is the meteorology roll in Tyler’s old room downstairs of the clouds and the atmosphere.

      I think it’s true, that often our mood can be reflected by the weather. I know for me, good gear helps to embrace the grey days. If it’s muddy, I want a good pair of shoes to allow me to stomp around and feel good about doing it!

      I imagine that Seattle helps you embrace those potential grey feelings your heart might indulge, being so grey so often? I think it’s important to notice, too, that (in a “you are my sunshine” kind of way) we can collect happy emotions to help bring us up during the sad times, no? Perhaps each fluffy pancake we spot in the clouds, we store it away and save it until a grey day? Mmmm. Also, I find it valuable for myself to love all of my feelings and realize that it’s okay…whatever I’m feeling is okay. To really let myself feel my feelings feels good.


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