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I just had one of those sublime moments, at my work desk, looking out the bay windows and seeing the fantastic clouds racing by and I had to stop and draw it. Often I feel like I'm at the helm of a ship, sitting up there looking across the sky.

I went into central London this morning for a dentist appointment and run a few errands, and with the rain lashing about, holding onto my umbrella was worse than fighting the Kraken. It was kind of a hard week, with work and I'd gotten myself all worked up over a misunderstanding with a good friend (which we fortunately worked out), and I came home from the city cold and tired. But late this afternoon, the rain quieted and I was given this amazing cloud performance. Just as it hit me, as I was sitting there in front of the windows, this song by Jim Moray called Nightvisiting started playing on the stereo and suddenly things were so right that they hurt.

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Jan. 23rd, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Never heard of J. Moray before, but what a great track. I'll have to look him up and play him on my radio show sometime.

I like all those noodly crosshatches in the sky. I imagine they could become sort of addictive.
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Isn't it a great song? I never listened to it properly until this time, and it was almost frighteningly right for the moment. :-)
Jan. 23rd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I live in a very rainy and windy city, and I own one of these umbrellas. I highly recommend them : even during strong wind, you never get carried away, and they never get blown inside-out.
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Oh wow, thanks so much for the tip! I definitely have to get me one of those. I've squandered way too much money on throw-away brollies.
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Jan. 24th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
If only! It is only tidy in my mind... :-P
Jan. 23rd, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
wow this reminds me of japanese prints. My college had tons of great books filled with them. I used to spent hours in the stacks checking them out.
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, they're amazing. I can see a lot of that influence in your work, really lovely.
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
C'est moi- Rosarita.
Sorry, too lazy to set up an account. Liked your final words on this entry. very poetic. i can imagine you sitting at your desk looking outside your big windows. maybe i should come by for a visit?
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