There are clouds in southern California today. It actually sprinkled over night and could rain some more later today. This picture shows glimpses of blue sky, but outside it is completely overcast and grey. It is a nice day. I love this kind of weather. It is when I want to hibernate. I want to read and listen to music and reflect on life, love and liberty.
As in Judy Collins' big hit* Both Sides Now from the 70's, I can get lost in the images that clouds make as they drift by. But as time goes by, they can indeed "block the sun, rain and snow on everyone." But that too can be fun. I sometime blame the clouds for the things I would have done, but clouds had nothing to do with it really. It all comes back to me. I remind myself to look at clouds from both sides, just like everything else. The sun is always there even when I can't see it. I find that reassuring.
So I am gonna enjoy this day of clouds and showers. Heaven knows we need the rain and the clouds chill the air and give me cause to wear my warm sweaters and snuggle with my kids. And that is what makes days like this among my favorite.
Both Sides Now
Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air,
And feathered canyons everywhere,
I've looked at clouds that way.
But now they only block the sun they rain and snow on everyone .
So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way.
I've looked at clouds from both sides now.
From up and down and still somehow.
It's cloud's illusions I recall.
I really don't know clouds at all.
*Judy Collins, Both Sides Now Lyrics