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Above the clouds is blue sky and hope

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.

The clouds are hiding the blue sky

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.

Beneath the clouds is blue sky and hope

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


About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • Janelle

    How is your sky today, Pamela?

    • The sky today is blue Janelle. Thank you for asking. I have hope.

  • There are actually clouds over my head, because it is overcast. But I feel hopeful. I feel less afraid. I hope your clouds continue to part and you see nothing but blue sky.