It’s cloud illusions I recall, I really don’t know clouds…at all


Joni Mitchell. Moons and Junes and ferris wheels…what great lyrics. She moves from clouds, to love, to life and finds they’re all illusions. Songwriters can get away with that. So can poets. I tried.

According to An illusion is something that isn’t real. It may look real, but it’s actually fake — just a crafty construction or fantasy. There are other, more academic definitions, but I like this one. I spent many years trying to look real, or the version of real I wanted everyone to believe. I craftily constructed myself to align with my fantasy. It was hard work and the outside was forever at odds with the inside.

There was huge fear attached to the vulnerability of being known. Some early programming had to be dislodged before I could accept my true, gritty, unenhanced, self. But what freedom when that was finally possible! What ease. The illusion of life became real life. The illusion of love became deep, honest, true love. And the illusion of clouds…


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sageblessings
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 08:35:36

    Ha, I was looking for “more” after the clouds……..great shots by the way.



  2. writingforselfdiscovery
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 14:13:27

    Yes~much appreciated! It’s just funny because it didn’t feel quite finished but I truly couldn’t think of another thing to say so I gave up and let the cloud illusions speak for themselves.



  3. Susan Wiste
    Apr 10, 2015 @ 12:08:19

    As a Buddhist, I believe that everything is an illusion formed by our minds. Everything changes every minute, so what we view is merely an illuusion.



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