Bright (bright) sunshiny day

If you’re like me, you can use a break from politics. I’ve been obsessed with cloud watching lately, so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on what clouds can teach us. Take a few minutes to take in the sky. Don’t you feel better? Okay, take some deep breaths and do it again. Are you beginning to feel the tightness leave your neck and shoulders? If not, repeat the above until you do. I promise you’ll begin to become more optimistic.

As a child, I would stretch out on the grass and look to the sky. No reason other than because I liked it. My family would guess what the cloud images were, rarely seeing in them the same object. I thought about that when I began feeling so discouraged over the current hate filled climate in America. It’s like the clouds. We each see something different. My family never argued to get everyone on board with their perception of a cloud image. We accepted each other’s view, smiled, and went on to the next cloud. If only we could begin to do that with our politics today. See what the clouds can teach us?

 

 

The photo to the left is what I see when I sit on the deck of my new home. I find it soothing and it makes me feel like there’s no one else in the world to bother me at that moment.

 

 

This photo to the right is another perspective if I want to see that I do have neighbors. They’re within yelling distance should I need them. I like the solitude I get from living the country life of Tennessee.

 

 

For me, these views are so uplifting. Sometimes, I go outside and let my mind clear. I find this view relaxing when I’m feeling stressed. Let’s take some deep breaths from arguing with each other and defining our friends and relatives by their political views. As I looked at the clouds today, a song written and recorded by Johnny Nash in 1972 played in my head. It put a smile on my face. Hope it makes you smile too.

“I Can See Clearly Now”

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is that rainbow I’ve been praying for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day

(Ooh…) Look all around, there’s nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead, there’s nothing but blue skies

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Here is that rainbow I’ve been praying for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It’s going to be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
Yeah, hey, it’s gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright)
Sunshiny day

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Bright (bright) sunshiny day — 2 Comments

  1. What a great analogy, and so true. We each see something different when we look at a cloud. The same could be said for much artwork, or when listening to music. Yet no one gets upset if other people see/hear something different. We all accept it and move on. It’s too bad we have lost that ability with politics.

    • Thanks for your support! The environment of hate and destruction bothers me, but when I looked up at the clouds, I was transported back to my childhood, reminding me of what is important.