Cloud Appreciation Society Manifesto

Cumulus at sunrise over the Atlantic, near the Canary Islands © Antonio Martín (Member 11,271)
Cumulus at sunrise over the Atlantic, near the Canary Islands © Antonio Martín (Member 11,271)

WE BELIEVE that clouds are unjustly maligned and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them.

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We think that they are Nature’s poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since everyone can have a fantastic view of them.

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We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky thinking’ wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day.

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We seek to remind people that clouds are expressions of the atmosphere’s moods, and can be read like those of a person’s countenance.

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We believe that clouds are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul. Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see in them will save money on psychoanalysis bills.

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And so we say to all who’ll listen:

Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds!