[Nephomancy from the Greek for “cloud” and “divination”]
A few moments to spare this afternoon and I snatched at them with both hands. This week has been a busy one, but largely unproductive in terms of writing. A bit of flash fiction, a handful of poems and a single chapter on my WIP. Time has not been on my side 😦 However, when the chance to spend a little while outdoors presented itself, in (mostly) sunshine, I decided to enjoy the crazy cloud formations overhead, hence the inspiration for this post…
Nephomancy, from the Greek for “cloud” and “divination”, is the art of divining messages or foretelling the future by studying the clouds.
We have all done it, haven’t we? Looked for pictures or recognisable shapes in the sky. It’s just a bit of fun, to while away a summer’s day – or to give you something, anything, to do on a family picnic. And one of the best parts of it surely has to be that more often than not, what we see is unique to us. Where one might see one thing, another might see something completely different. It’s just a little bit of fun…
But what if it wasn’t? What if, for arguments sake, there was something more in it, just waiting for you to discover it?
Turning my camera skywards this afternoon, I snapped a few shots of the clouds. Some of them are quite dramatic, others not so much. One of them, to my eye at least, looked like a certain mythological creature – can you guess which one? 🙂
So what, if anything, do you see in the photos in this post? And do the pictures or symbols have any meaning?