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Blowing the Clouds of Doubt
Center Island, Toronto Islands, Ontario

"Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates"- Sarah McLachlan



Cloudy Idioms

"Clouds may come, but clouds must go, and they all have a silver lining. For behind each cloud you know, the sun, or moon, is shining. so goes the old saying.

But what makes this a beauty for some, and a reason to be jaded for others.

It comes with a lot of idiomatic usage.

o "On Cloud 9" means one is very happy, while
o "have your head in the clouds" is not knowing what is around you since you are paying too much to your own ideas".
o "be under a cloud" - if someone or something is under a cloud, they are not trusted or not popular because people think they have done something bad.
o a cloud on the horizon - a problem or difficulty which you expect to happen in the future.
o live in cloud-cuckoo land - to believe that things you want will happen, when really they are impossible. Of course, our favorite
o Every cloud has a silver lining. - something that you say which means that there is something good even in an unpleasant situation.


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Cloud Play

There is a childhood soliloquy play of staring at clouds for hours and forming Teddy bears from them. This one - an elephant is formed. Leg-less sheep were seen 2 summers ago. Heart-shaped patch of clouds in the middle of sunset sky in the marina.

I didn't know that they have a name for this joyful act of looking for shapes in the clouds. They call it "nephelococcygia".

It lists down the steps to doing it right:

1. Find a safe spot to lay on the grass.
2. Lay on your back on the grass.
3. Do not ever look at the sun or towards the sun.
4. Relax.
5. Look at the clouds that are away from the sun.
6. Watch the moving clouds. See if you can figure out any of the shapes.Do you see animals? people? food? objects?
7. If you have a camera, you might want to take some pictures.
8. If you do not have a camera, you might want to keep a cloud journal and draw the clouds that you see.


Today, I saw a toy poodle. Its either I got my head on the clouds (see above) or plainly happy about life and walking on cloud nine.

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What weighs more - a cloud or an elephant?


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My cloud collection in Flickr!

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Some of the shapes I formed from Cloud Pictures in Flickr:

1. An Alligator's Head
2. a UFO
3. a Human face
4. a Cat scratch
5. an Eagle with wings stretched out
6. a Chicken
7. a White dove
8. a running cheetah or tiger

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