Monday, March 21, 2011

Cloud Gazing

Looking at the sky must be one of the most underrated things in the world. It's wonderful and--obviously--always there. Historically the profession of dreamers and layabouts (the perfect position for viewing said sky), cloud gazing could possibly be the beginning of several more respectable careers: meteorologist, ornithologist, painter, poet. Those all sound like pretty good jobs to me!

My year of observing the SF Bay is coming to a close. Will I stop? Of course not. But I wanted to observe consciously, in four seasons, and see what I could see in a year. Here is a recent entry.

At 6 pm the bay strafed with wind, water dark green, sky pale blue with threatening, moving clouds. At one point the sky opens -- a portal in the clouds for the gods to view the scene below. The aperture ringed with feathery white clouds, undulating. The sky above it the deepest radiant blue.


A note on Japan.
This earthquake and tsunami event was almost beyond probability. I cannot presume to understand the sense of shock and loss in the aftermath. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and to those who cannot return to their homes.

1 comment:

Mariam said...

It would be really cool to have a time lapse camera and set the pictures up where you can see them in fast motion! Love the clouds too and my possible new career venture!