Today's Wonder of the World is...the Cloud!
Flickr photo by Nobbby
Tell me, does this ever happen to you? You're going about your normal day, running around the backyard, trying to wrestle a bag of bread away from your dog so that he doesn't choke on it and make you spend your whole weekend at the vet's office, and out of frustration you gaze into the sky (asking God Why me?) and suddenly it occurs to you how completely freaky it is that billions of water molecules are all floating together in the air above you, above the planet, right over your head? And then you watch the wind move the cloud, which freaks you out even more, even though you've known about clouds your whole life long?
Okay, maybe I need to start drinking decaf.
Let me tell you, I've looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow it's cloud illusions I recall. I really don't know clouds at all.
Sorry to get Joni Mitchell on you, but I've got clouds on the brain. Or maybe someone put something in my coffee.
But seriously, clouds really are a wonder.
Flickr photo by algo
Flickr photo by Shutter Shock
Clouds are just amazing.
It's downright startling to watch them move.
(Warning: if you've had too much coffee or you're breathless from chasing your dog, this may freak you out.)
This mind blowing photo of a cloud- sun sandwich also freaked me out.
Flickr photo by Nicholas T
If I wasn't sure that I was still here, I might worry about the Apocalypse.
Know something else that freaks me out, but I love it anyway? (Unless I'm trying to drive in it.)
Flickr photo by algo
It's such a cool idea, that a cloud could settle on the ground with the rest of us, and roll around for a while. And let us walk through it and wave our arms around in it and catch it in our hands.
(Not that I would do that. Not in public anyway.)
My favorite cloud artist has to be van Gogh.
You can practically feel the movement of his clouds.
I was shocked to find that Provence actually feels like that!
I hope I never get so cynical that I forget the wonder of clouds.
Flickr photo by the inhabitant
Do you see what I see?
Have a wonder-full weekend, y'all!
And enjoy this cool Air France commercial directed by Michel Gondry, the same director and musician in Wednesday's video of Les Cailloux. He also directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and tons of other ads and movies.
He's clearly enchanted with clouds.