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Wandering (Wondering)…

The following article is my answer to The Sandbox Writing Challenge — Exercise 10






Kelvin M. Knight

What fascinates me?

Clouds. The answer to this fascinating question has to be clouds. And questions, of course. Questions fascinate me. And answers. I mustn’t forget answers. I am forever fascinated by people’s answers: not that I am any kind of nosy parker!

Returning my head to the clouds, first and foremost I am transfixed by the shapes they make. Often, when I am cycling around the village I call home – morning time one day, evening time the next day – I have to stop to properly appreciate an amazing sunrise or sunset. These I snap with my mobile phone – hopefully you have seen them in the header of my blog? These ever-changing views afforded me from my daily tour de St Bees never cease to entrance me with their captivating colours, their closeness yet far awayness, their speed of movement across the heavens. The longer I look at these clouds, the more I defocus, the more I see them differently.

Sometimes these clouds take flight.

Clouds Taking Flight

Sometimes these clouds mystify me.

Clouds Mystifying

Sometimes these clouds resemble angry yet radiant faces.

Cloud Faces

Sometimes I wonder if they are not trying to say something to me. Perhaps clouds are God’s message banner – to make me stop, to make me look, to make me listen, to help me see what I need to see. Truly.

Cloud Revelation

PLEASE NOTE: None of the pictures in this post have been modified in any way, and were all taken by myself.


First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

12 thoughts on “Wandering (Wondering)…

  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back.


  2. Gorgeous pictures, Kelvin! And I can see exactly what you mean. Where I was raised in Ohio I was forever watching the clouds for tornadoes when it was stormy. Those storms and clouds left me feeling electrified. That’s the kind I like best. 😀 Loved your perspective.

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    1. That you, calensariel. They be some wonderful and formative childhood and teenager memories Glad to have reminded you of them.

      What I like the most about my snaps, is I am totally focussed on cycling, on beating a time and watching I am not hit by any cars or hit any dogs off the lead, and then I get this feeling, look up and there it is. Brakes squeal. Then I snap. On my next lap that view is gone.


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