Do you find yourself gazing at cloud formations and awesome cumulus clusters? There’s a society for cloud appreciators like you!
While searching for just the right clouds for a few paintings I am working on, my mentor/coach directed me to the Cloud appreciation Society (cloudappreciationsociety.org).
Do you have some cloud art you want to share? You can submit it to ArtAndPoetry@cloudappreciationsociety.org.
Here’s the manifesto of The Cloud Appreciation Society:
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!