August 12, 2002

Cloud Watching, Day Dreaming


Cloud Watching, Day Dreaming

Cloud watching must have been one of the earliest forms of human entertainment. Free. Widely available. While the mind wanders, they drift silently overhead, lofty and unreachable, boiling, evanescent, solid-seeming then vanishing in a wisp of vapor. Clouds present the eye with shapes and forms seen through the lens of imagination and wimsy.

What do you see in these clouds that I photographed from the jet window, a year ago today?

Cloud creatures can range from the sublime to the ridiculous (and we can already guess a few bloggers with potential for imaginations on steroids). One hyper-imaginative reader (and you know who you are) in a recently posted cloud picture here on Fragments sees "a sheep dog, but in particular, Ruff, Dennis the Menace's dog, with a corncob pipe in his mouth, holding his head at a jaunty MacArthuresque angle".

Come on. Post a comment or email, tell what you see. Can't be any crazier than McArthur, the sheep dog. I'll compile responses and post them Wednesday evening. Might be interesting.

Posted by fred1st at August 12, 2002 05:48 AM
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