Are you a daydreamer who looks up at the sky? Do you watch the clouds pass by and look at their shapes, imagining them as something else? When I was younger I used to stare at the sky on cloudy days, watching big, fluffy clouds that in my mind became animals, people, or rocket ships. I always had more fun doing this with other people because we never saw the same thing and we could look for twice as many discoveries. Our imaginations helped us to see different things and create other possibilities. Although I loved pointing out new shapes to people, what I enjoyed more was seeing the shapes they found, floating across the sky. I was amazed that two people looking at the same cloud could see two completely different things. That’s the beauty of seeing things from new perspectives. I still look forward to cloudy days when I can watch new shapes emerge right before my eyes. Now I watch the weather forecast hoping for cloudy days because to me, the sky looks more beautiful when it’s painted with clouds.
By Karen Forsythe