Great Wake Up Blog: Week #38

This week, Chris set us the lofty challenge of cloud gazing. As a way to round out a British summer, it's certainly heaven-sent...

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Sep 25, 2016
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This week, Chris set us the lofty challenge of cloud gazing. As a way to round out a British summer, it's certainly heaven-sent...

All cloud/sky puns aside, this week was a really lovely and low-key way to get us participants in touch with our dreamier sides. I took a lunch break out of my day on a particularly warm and lovely afternoon, and took to a small private field on my work campus. I opted away from my music and laid down and just... was one with the cumulus.

It was beautiful, it was dreamy, it was soporific to the point where I was nearly late back from work. I fantasised and dreamed and came up with a children's story about a girl whose job it was to shape the clouds into animals and faces. It was extremely buoying, and to make sure it wasn't a perfect storm of temperature and relaxation, I tried it out at a different field.

This time around, it wasn't as warm, and I got accosted by a couple of very friendly Labradors who made sure to snuffle my bare face enthusiastically as I tried to find a dolphin in the clouds, but it was still fun and simple and childlike in the purest, loveliest way possible. I've always considered myself someone who can daydream with the best of them, and cloudwatching on a nice day is one of the best ways to awaken that muscle again. Safe to say I'll be keeping this one for a rainy day (last *terrible* cloud joke I promise!).

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Sarah-Kate Goodwin over 1 year ago

such a light hearted, fun approach to the task. Its amazing the stories that find you when you are being still. Your posts are so fun of sunshine, I tried to grab fog, but i mist :/

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Chris Baréz-Brown over 1 year ago

Ha!! well done for braving the dog licking extravaganza too ! C x