Cloud Gazing


Clouds are so ephemeral and intangible and yet they are so important.

A sky without clouds just looks so naked and bare.

The clouds bring the promise of a change in the weather. They bring the much needed rain to areas that need it so desperately you could say they bring life to dying lands.

I remember as a young lad, idling away precious hours just laying on my back on a grassy lawn and looking up at white clouds as they drifted across the sky. They made shapes in the sky and it was fun to imagine the animals, people and countries that these shapes resembled as they split and broke up into smaller parts. A moiety of the cloud, a smaller, lesser fragment would drift and form something else or eventually just evaporate into nothingness.

I don’t have time for those simple moments of idleness. Time gets shorter the older you get and somehow life is too precious now to just lay and look at formless clouds.

A moment of cloud gazing is a precious moment indeed.


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12 thoughts on “Cloud Gazing”

  1. Moiety my nail is gone
    thinking what to write
    for the prompt
    late did i realise
    I started biting my fingers
    along with the nails
    that churned my stomach
    and resulted in cramps.
    challenging is the word
    for the day
    with a plaster in my index finger
    I type this away😃😃😃

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  2. I think it’s important to stop and look up at the sky, as often as possible! I love making shapes from the fluffy, cumulus clouds, feeling the sun on my face, and moon and star gazing! Life, like you said goes by so quickly. I find the more I take the time to really appreciate those little things, the more happy I become! I’m learning more and more to let my inner child out more often, I hope you do too!

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  3. The clouds at sunset are too pretty to miss! I have written about virtual clouds. I couldn’t think of anything much to write about the real ones :-0
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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