Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Clouds {Guest Post by Rachel}

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.  Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.  Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.  ~Theodore Geisel

I'm more than entranced by clouds.

As a little girl, I could pass endless hours gazing up at the sky, painting the strangest pictures in my seven-year-old head.

How could I see such marvelous shapes...

...such effortless patterns...

...so much beauty in the simplest of things?

A puff of airy water, floating above our heads...pale against the blue summer sky.

Toes in the grass, painted hot pink to match my tiny flipflops, curled with my kitty and little sister...

...these were the ways I spent my childhood afternoons.

Creating stories for the characters the clouds created...

...dragons storming castles to save beautiful princesses from evil knights, for the dragons were always the heroes in my dreams of youth...

...rainbow roads that led to Oz and Narnia, places where I had never been but knew existed in the sweetest corners of my heart...

...ice cream cones as big as a tree, and trees as small as my hand.

Such sweet illusion.

Such childlike innocence.

I want to stare at clouds again.

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.  What!  Is it nothing to be happy?  Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long?  Never in his life will he be so busy again.  ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

About the author: I, Rachel, am a 20 -year-old dreamy newlywed, and the author of DramaticElegance. My blood runs red with passion and delight...composed with hints of freshly brewed coffee, melted chocolate, and the ink from a thousand pens. My eyes glitter with stars and imagination...my nose is flooded with the aroma of country breezes and white jasmine. My lips are laden with poetry and prose, glory and honor to the King of the universe. I am the love child of music and candlelight. I am the daughter of Aslan, and my song is love. I am a princess of the Kingdom of Heaven. I am a thundering whisper. I am a roaring lamb. 

I am only me.

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