Whenever I’m in an elevated location where I can see the city from a new perspective, if I can, I like to take pictures. This is my most recent photo seeing Boston from above. If you look at the far right, just where the land meets the sky, you can see the gas tank near the expressway.
It was a warm sunny day. Blue sky and white puffy clouds. I love the clouds.
Back in November 2007, I was doing 30 Days of Thanks on my old blog. One of the things I’ve always been thankful for is the ability to go outside, look up and see beauty in the clouds. I wrote about a new group that I had learned about called the Cloud Appreciation Society.
The group still exists. Last night I read an article about the founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, in the latest issue of Kinfolk. I learned that he gave a TED Talk, Cloudy with a chance of joy. Watch it, when you get a chance.
Pretor-Pinney is trying to get people to stop associating negativity with clouds and to focus on the beauty instead. He shows some amazing cloud pictures. Talks about the act of watching clouds. Doing nothing but letting our minds wander, which can spur creativity. He also gives a nice final quote. Below is a cloud slideshow that I created for my old blog post. It’s quite lovely. Peaceful and meditative.
Always remember to live life with your head in the clouds. ~ Gavin Pretor-Pinney