Tuesday, November 6, 2012


When I was a child, I would sometimes lie on my back and look straight up at the clouds, imagining that instead of looking up at clouds I was looking down on a landscape far below.

The idea was to give myself the thrill of vertigo safely, sort of like what we do on roller coasters.  Altocumulus clouds seemed to work best -- they were distant and fairly flat-looking, but not featureless.

Have you ever done this?


  1. Yeah, I think everyone has. I liked seeing shapes in the clouds. Of course, you can only do that in the summer here because the clouds are different in the fall and winter - and also, it is dark by 4:30 or so in the winter.

  2. Everyone talks about seeing shapes in clouds, but not so much about this.