This morning when I went for my walk the sky was gray. When I looked up all I could see were clouds. I couldn’t see any blue sky.
Sometimes I feel I have a gray cloud directly over my head following me around in my house. The gray clouds are in my kitchen as I wash the dirty dishes. The gray cloud is in the laundry room and over my desk as I type. There is no blue sky in my life. No sunshine.
As I walked I keep looking at the sky. I remembered when I flew to Denmark last year I could see clouds beneath me, and a blue sky above me. The people walking beneath the clouds couldn’t see the blue sky. Their view was blocked.
This is the photograph I took out of the window of the airplane flying to Copenhagen Denmark on April 14th, 2012. I was above the clouds. This morning, May 18th, 2013, I was the person walking beneath the clouds.
As I walked the cloud cover parted and I could see blue sky between the wisps of the clouds.
The small piece of blue sky felt like hope.
We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.
-Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses
I will keep dreaming. The clouds will clear and there will be blue sky and sunshine again.
Is there a cloud over your head today?
Look closely, there is blue sky above the cloud.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11