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Send In The Clouds   Leave a comment

DSC_3839-1st-uploadIt is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
Henry David Thoreau

All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.
Richard Brautigan

Back in 1946 Bing Crosby released a song entitled “Blue Sky” that contained these lyrics “Blue skies smiling at me…Nothing but blue skies do I see…Nothing but blue skies from now on”

On the surface that seems like a wonderful thought. No problems. No rain. No hard times. No clouds….Nothing but Blue Sky. Is that what I want? Gotta’ tell you…”No Way Jack!”

As a hopeful writer of novels one of the first things I learned was that your story needs conflict! Your hero needs to be knocked down so she or he can learn and grow and then get up and fight to save the day.

Isn’t that how we grow as humans? Don’t we need some adversity along the way to make us stronger and tougher, fit to face the challenges of life? How can we appreciate light if there is no night? Or sunshine without rain?

In this life the clouds will come. Puffy white ones, ominous dark ones and all those in-between. What we chose to do in those moments will define us as to who and what we are. If we face them head on and learn then we will be the better for it. We will have conquered. We will have won. We will have grown.

Send in the clouds!

Posted September 30, 2014 by hwilliam in Photography

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