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Today I Love The Mounting Clouds

clouds on the horizon
Marching cloud overseers on their way

Today I love the mounting clouds that have piled themselves up in stacks and are walking eastward across the northern horizon. I love the way they billow and float, seeming to glide effortlessly, and in fact that is what they are doing, wraith like and mysterious in their appearance of substance when they are little more than fog that has risen far above the land. I love the people who can see things in the clouds, when I am mostly prone to seeing cotton balls and marshmallows and the occasional snow drift. I love that clouds are harbingers of weather and announcers of storm, and the bringers of shade after days of searing sunshine has scorched dry earth and wilted the greenery. I love that Joni Mitchell wrote of clouds in Both Sides Now and saw seemingly effortlessly both the positive and the negative aspects of them. I love when clouds make their shadows race across the face of the escarpment like time trials for non-entities, go cloud shadows! I love when big dark clouds drift in like pompous overseers announcing rain work that has to be done and rumbling over us, dropping buckets of water until they feel their work is done and then they lumber off along their route as if it were planned and they have to move on to their next stretch of landscape that needs drenching.

Today I love that I am busy still. I love all the things I have to do and love even more that I am planning to insert things that are not needed but that will make things better for me in my office. I love keeping my secrets and giving out hints but today I’m saying that I am planning to create a back up computer system that will keep my work and data safe for me while I continue to play fast and loose with my notebook systems. I love that I have done some research and the new system will be constantly updated with my files and that will make me feel far more secure than clouds have done thus far, and I’m not talking about the clouds in the sky.

Today I love plans to get some shopping done soon so that there is some snackage here at the casa for lunches for the half of my household who work outside the home. I love that snackage wouldn’t be a bad idea for the half that stays home and works here in the home office. I love that the kind of snacks we agree on are always fruits and almost always local ones.

Today I love drinking coffee while I watch the clouds march endlessly east to find whatever area they think needs to be hydrated.

Today I Love The Mounting Clouds

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love The Mounting Clouds. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 24, 2020, from


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