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I have been focusing on clouds the last several months. In researching them, I have made some interesting observations.
Clouds affect our moods. Clouds can make us feel whimsical and dreamy, or they can be oppressive, frightening, and threatening. Clouds can be mysterious, or clouds can be lazy.
Clouds frequently symbolize the element of air, which is associated with higher thought, intellectual ideas, and abstract thinking. Rain clouds sometimes symbolize doom, gloom, and disaster, and clouds can obscure our vision and dim our optimism. However, every cloud really does have a silver lining: rain can be cleansing, too. Rain can bring healing. And rain can also guarantee fertility and health. In a similar vein, storm clouds may symbolize the lightning flash of inspiration, or the thunderclap of an unavoidable realization. Clouds are symbols of change. Clouds constantly come and go, and they tend to move fast.
Clouds are ephemeral. They leave no trace, and they have nothing to do with the past. Clouds are veils. Clouds hide objects in their depths, and clouds hide objects behind and beyond their scope. The clouds remind us that the world above and the world below actually make up one world.
Storm's a Comin'