I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now

Welcome to another foray into Five Minute Friday where we write free flowing with words poured forth just as they come and no worrying about perfection. 

It’s scary, challenging and exhilarating all at the same time.

Today’s prompt is:‘Beautiful’



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Clouds have fascinated me over the last few months. Since I have no scenic view from my window, eyes naturally veer upwards to drink in sky and trees.
They speak of unlimited horizons, open vista, potential cloaked in mystery and unknowing. 
Changing hours and seasons are mirrored there. Dawn and sunset set skies ablaze with suggestion of God’s glory.
I am reminded of the Israelites being led by a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
God hides his glory from us or eyes and frame would be seared by the sight.
Being housebound has meant that the relatively few times I exit the house are pregnant with possibility, cause for celebration.
I breathe in air like I’ve forgotten how to. I gaze longingly at flowers, leaves, trees and sky.
I want the freedom of a bird to soar high above the circumstances of my life.
Yet I remain rooted to the earth with all its attendant joys and sorrows.
God has made everything beautiful in its time and place, if only we have eyes to see and appreciate it.
I want eyes to see. I don’t want to miss a thing of my internal or external world.
All is gift. All is beauty. Even if much lies concealed.

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9 thoughts on “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now”

  1. Beautiful words. You're right everything is a gift. "
    I want eyes to see. I don't want to miss a thing of my internal or external world." Even if we don't have eyes that "work" we can see God's beauty. You remind me of my cousin who is blind and used to say others were the ones with a disability because we were, light dependent. Glad I met you through 5MF.

    1. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your insights and personal reflections. I really appreciate it! Your cousin sounds eminently wise and discerning. I'm so pleased to meet you too and I tried to leave a comment on your FMF post. Sadly, WordPress wouldn't let me even when I copied and pasted it twice 🙁 Beautiful blog you have too, by the way.

  2. "All is a gift." Amen! The Lord has certainly blessed us with many, many gifts 🙂 Your words touched a chord in my heart – they were beautiful! Thank you for writing this precious post. I am thankful I came across your lovely blog – I am now happily following along and I am very excited to visit again.

    Blessings to you!


    1. Hi Stephanie, lovely to meet you! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am delighted to have connected with you here and by Google Friend Connect. Now we can follow one another's posts more easily. Blessings and hugs to you, new friend 🙂 x

    1. Anne, I am really touched by your concern and lovely comment. Though I rarely get outside, the world is still my oyster via social media and through reading books. I also hope for improvement enough to enjoy the sights and sounds of Summer better. Blessings xx

    1. Oh, I'm glad I'm not alone in my obsession! Yes, they change all the time and no two days are exactly the same. I love the variety and ever-changing nature of them. I really appreciate your encouraging comment, Kath. Blessings xx

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