Have you looked outside today? Did you check the sky? Does it change within hours? Minutes?
At the moment I write this, the sky outside my window is a beautiful, summer-blue with a rare high, white cloud.
This morning, as I drove to a meeting, the clouds were gray and even had the audacity to sprinkle a few raindrops on my windshield.
According to the forecast, clouds will return in a few hours — it was nice that the clear sky coincided with daylight — and spill rain in a scattered pattern across the St. Louis region.
On this day in May, when I was visiting Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, the sky displayed reversed proportions of cloud and clear than this afternoon. It did not rain that day — only stayed cool and pleasant. Sunglasses optional.
When was the last time you looked at clouds and imaged animals, cartoon characters, or other shapes? Do you tend to find dogs? Or perhaps faces?
The open spaces of parks are a great vantage point for sky-gazing. Find a bench. Dream a little. Read the book you brought along.