I feel as if I’m living in a lighthouse. Looking across vast skies that open onto some mystical meteorological playground that has me squeaking with glee more than a few times a day. Let’s face it, I’m originally a city girl and this view in Cornwall is rather mindblowing to me.
But, I do worry I may be boring you. All these photos posted every day of the same river view. Since moving to this village I’ve become like some kind of weird keeper of a Cornish Cloudhouse whose new imagined duty is to extensively share weather and river updates on a Facebook group dedicated to windows. I’ve become a cloud catcher. A rainbow seeker. A river sharer. How unexpected. How lovely.
I confess, I’ve probably been a cloud watcher for ever though. I have no idea what they’re actually called or what they mean. I’ve just been under their spell since as a 13 year old girl in Glasgow I recall I got 95% in a cloud exam in Geography class. Yes. To this day I have no idea how. Or why. But to a young girl having a tough time outside the school walls that result back then was a silver lining. It really meant something.
Ever since, I’ve had my proverbial head in the clouds – because a good cloud really melts me. Like falling in love at first sight a million times over. I may be a serious professional in my working life but I’m not afraid to say that fluffy clouds make my heart go…boom.
Who would have thought lockdown would have given me such a cloud watching advantage in my adult days. If only that 13 year old girl knew back then what I can see now.
From my position working at home on my sofa in Cornwall I now have a window directly above my head and another to the side. I now, literally, have my head in the clouds…and what a blessed joy that is.
So, as per my new imagined duty, clouds, and windows, are very much there for the sharing…so, here is your latest update from the Glaswegian keeper of the Cornish Cloudhouse… ?
Debbie Geraghty is a passionate advocate for creativity and equality. An introduction to her activities is available here.