The Cloud Appreciation Society Manifesto

Cloud Appreciation Society Manifesto

Creator: The Cloud Appreciation Society

Purpose: Because “…we love clouds and we’re not ashamed to say it and we’ve had enough of people moaning about them.” (Society home page).

The Cloud Appreciation Society Manifesto

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

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

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.

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.

Clouds are so commonplace that their beauty is often overlooked. They are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul. Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see in them will save on psychoanalysis bills.

And so we say to all who’ll listen:Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and live life with your head in the clouds!



One thought on “The Cloud Appreciation Society Manifesto”

  1. I love clouds! I remember a teacher of mine writing, in my autograph book at school (giving away my age, here!), a lovely little poem, that fits well here and in my Optimists’ Manifesto:
    The inner side of every cloud is bright & shining
    Therefore, turn your clouds about
    And always wear them inside out
    To show the lining!

    So, there is nothing to fear from grey clouds, if you carry your sunshine with you 🙂

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